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Decorative Bindings, English Literature Sets, Thirty-one Volumes.

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2764B
Lot:
187
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Decorative Bindings, English Literature Sets, Thirty-one Volumes.
Including several sets and single volumes, all octavo and small format: Pepys's Diary, London: Bell, 1949, in three volumes, dark blue half morocco; Cowper's Table Talk, and The Task, London: Sharpe, 1817-1818, two volumes, in full straight-grained red morocco, gilt-tooled, with watered and gilt-tooled silk doublures and flyleaves; Cowper's Poems, London: for J. Johnson, 1812, in three volumes, in full maroon straight-grained morocco, gilt spines and boards, one board missing; Cowper's Minor Poems, London: Sharpe, 1817, illustrated, in three volumes bound in green calf, boards decorated in gilt with an ornate grape leaf and vine motif, gilt spines; Dodsley's The Oeconomy of Human Life, London: for Gardiner et al., 1806, illustrated by Sylvester Harding, bound in full straight-grained dark green morocco, ruled and lettered in gold; Pope's Poetical Works, London: for du Roveray, 1804, six volumes bound as three, illustrated, with plates after Fuseli, Stothard, Thurston, Singleton, and others, full calf, some boards detached; and sixteen others; occupying approximately two and a half feet of shelf space. (31)
Estimate $300-500


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London, Table Talk, Sylvester Harding

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