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Poems of Samuel Rogers: A New Edition

 
Poems of Samuel Rogers: A New Edition by ROGERS, Samuel [Edward of Halifax-Style] (1822)
Author: ROGERS, Samuel [Edward of Halifax-Style]
Title: Poems of Samuel Rogers: A New Edition
 
Year: 1822
Publisher: T Cadell for T Bensley [and] Hurst, Robinson and Co
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
Price: £400
 
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Fine 1820s vellum binding influenced by the style of Edwards of Halifax. Small octavo in full vellum, flat spine richly gilt with gilt lettering: 'Rogers's Poems. Westall's Illust.' Gilt spine decoration contained in two black lozenges, single strip of black onlay close to foot of spine. Three of the four vellum strips laced through the corners with the vellum turned away from headband and headcap tied down into the sections. Mixed black and gilt decoration to boards with a gilt lyre contained within the central lozenge decoration. Gilt roll to edges of boards and inner dentelles. Blue coated endpapers with part of the bookseller's label of 'J. Rees Br[ighton]'? All edges gilt. Ownership pencil signature of 'H D Symons' to the blue endpaper. In addition to the 1822 text with woodcut vignettes there are six engravings by Charles Heath after Richard Westall, dated to 1824, with their own title page that precedes the general title. Near fine copy of a very glamorous book.
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