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The Task Fore-Edge Painting of Confederate Horse Artillery Lieutenant

By: Cowper, Thomas

Price: $685.00

Publisher: London, C. Whittingham, Printed for John Sharpe: 1817

Edition: Unknown; unknown

Seller ID: 11826

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Light scuffing to spine, corners rubbed, blue pastedowns and ffep slightly foxed, minor foxing throughout. Pages facing engravings at beginning of each chapter show transfer. Gilt decorations on spine and leather boards bright. Overall a very attactive copy. Former owner's name in beautiful script on ffep dated 1820.; Engravings; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 220 pages; While it is common for the paintings on fore-edge painted books to be done some time after publication, and to have little or no relationship to the book, this is still an unusual example. The book was published in 1817, a reprin... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser With Fore-Edge Painting

By: Spenser, Edmund

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Edinburg, Apollo Press: 1778

Seller ID: 10397

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Leather binding is scuffed with some wear to the corners. Title worn off the spine. Hinges have been professionally restored and tightened.. Very light toning to the pages, no tears or missing pages. Frontispiece portrait of Spenser (with his last name spelled "Spencer") along with facing engraving advertising the Bell's Editions. Still has the tissue guard. The foreedge painting and the gilt edges are slightly dulled with age. This is volume 1 of 8 volumes of Spenser's works, part of Bell's Edition of the Great Poets of Great Britian from Chaucer to (Charles) Churchill. It contains Bo... View more info