THE SEASONS, BY JAMES THOMSON. A NEW EDITION. ADORNED WITH A SET OF ENGRAVINGS, FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN ESSAY ON THE PLAN AND CHARACTER OF THE POEM, BY J. AIKIN, M.D. (Spine title: "Thomson's Seasons.")

Thomson, James, 1700-1748. J. Aikin [John Aikin], 1747-1822 (contributor). Robert Frederick Green, 1856-1925 (bookplate, book collector).

Published by London: printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet Street [John Murray], 1794.
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Poor condition. xlvii, 256 pages. Hardcover: H 23.75cm x L 16.5cm. Antiquarian full leather binding. Front board detached, traces of gilt stamping at now well scuffed board edges with corners worn; top 3cm of spine leather lacking leaving quires exposed, descending separation between spine's surface leather and underlying paper and quires, shallower chipping at heel just past text block's bottom edge, spine's black title label chipped causing loss to gilt lettering, remainder of spine leather surface from label to heel abraded with much flaking/dulling to gilt stamped bars and compartment centerpiece devices. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Front pastedown adorned at center with personal bookplate of Robert Frederick Green dated 1909 with olive wreath illustration and Latin "Non nobis solum sed omnibus" along with late 18th century/early 19th century circular bookseller ticket "Sold by | E. Lloyd, | Bookseller & Stationer | - Corner of - | Harley & New- | Cavendish Streets | London." at top left corner. Edmund Lloyd is recorded as a Harley Street, London bookseller and stationer from 1799 to 1843. Past bookseller's pencil notes on front free endpaper verso and opposing front flyleaf verso indicating book is missing a frontispiece plate; five b/w engraved plates present on unpaged leaves opposite pages 1, 57, 116, 141, and 203; plates are credited to C. Metz (presumably Conrad Martin Metz) but have J. Murray imprints for 1792 indicating that they were remainders from an earlier edition. Some foxing and toning to early and late leaves; two pencil markings found on page 256 but no other such markings readily apparent upon a quick perusal. Rear board and text block binding are still firm. Sold as is and should be re-cased. Although the leather binding appears to be typical of late 18th-early 19th century British bindery work, the gilt edges are quite bright - probably too much so for a 200+ year book - and may well have been an embellishment done for owner Robert Frederick Green who amassed an impressive collection as his books vis-a-vis his bookplates are noted in the holdings of Harvard, University of London, San Francisco's de Young Museum, William & Mary, Texas A&M, among others. Robert Frederick Green (1856-1925) edited "British Chess Magazine" from 1888 to 1893. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: THE SEASONS, BY JAMES THOMSON. A NEW EDITION...
Publisher: London: printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet Street [John Murray], 1794.

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Thomson, James, 1700-1748. J. Aikin [John Aikin], 1747-1822 (contributor). Robert Frederick Green, 1856-1925 (bookplate, book collector).
Published by London: printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet Street [John Murray], 1794. (1794)
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Book Description London: printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet Street [John Murray], 1794., 1794. Poor condition. xlvii, 256 pages. Hardcover: H 23.75cm x L 16.5cm. Antiquarian full leather binding. Front board detached, traces of gilt stamping at now well scuffed board edges with corners worn; top 3cm of spine leather lacking leaving quires exposed, descending separation between spine's surface leather and underlying paper and quires, shallower chipping at heel just past text block's bottom edge, spine's black title label chipped causing loss to gilt lettering, remainder of spine leather surface from label to heel abraded with much flaking/dulling to gilt stamped bars and compartment centerpiece devices. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Front pastedown adorned at center with personal bookplate of Robert Frederick Green dated 1909 with olive wreath illustration and Latin "Non nobis solum sed omnibus" along with late 18th century/early 19th century circular bookseller ticket "Sold by | E. Lloyd, | Bookseller & Stationer | - Corner of - | Harley & New- | Cavendish Streets | London." at top left corner. Edmund Lloyd is recorded as a Harley Street, London bookseller and stationer from 1799 to 1843. Past bookseller's pencil notes on front free endpaper verso and opposing front flyleaf verso indicating book is missing a frontispiece plate; five b/w engraved plates present on unpaged leaves opposite pages 1, 57, 116, 141, and 203; plates are credited to C. Metz (presumably Conrad Martin Metz) but have J. Murray imprints for 1792 indicating that they were remainders from an earlier edition. Some foxing and toning to early and late leaves; two pencil markings found on page 256 but no other such markings readily apparent upon a quick perusal. Rear board and text block binding are still firm. Sold as is and should be re-cased. Although the leather binding appears to be typical of late 18th-early 19th century British bindery work, the gilt edges are quite bright - probably too much so for a 200+ year book - and may well have been an embellishment done for owner Robert Frederick Green who amassed an impressive collection as his books vis-a-vis his bookplates are noted in the holdings of Harvard, University of London, San Francisco's de Young Museum, William & Mary, Texas A&M, among others. Robert Frederick Green (1856-1925) edited "British Chess Magazine" from 1888 to 1893. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-07368

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