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Fore-edge Paintings, Four Volumes, 1815-1842.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
240
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$1,476$1,200

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

Description:

Fore-edge Paintings, Four Volumes, 1815-1842.
Four octavo-format London imprints with fore-edge paintings under their gilt edges, some paintings worn: two volume set of Johnson's Lives of the Poets, depicting Dr. Johnson's birthplace, and his home on Fleet Street; Recreations in Natural History, 1821, with Guilford Castle; and Lady Vavasour's Last Tour and First Work, 1842, showing West Gate, Canterbury; all volumes in full contemporary leather with gold-tooled spines and boards, slightly worn but intact. (4)
Estimate $600-800


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London, Johnson, Natural History, Guilford Castle, Canterbury

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