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  1. The Fables

    The Fables

    ornamented with engravings from the pencil of the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc. London, by T. Bensley for J. Edwards and E. Harding, 1797; [bound with:] BÜRGER, Gottfried Augustus. Lenora. Translated from the German … by W. R. Spencer. With designs by the Right Honourable Lady Diana Beauclerc.
    First editions with these Bartolozzi engravings, the only two works illustrated by Lady Diana Beauclerc, here together in handsome contemporary full morocco. Dryden's adaptations of Chaucer and Boccaccio were among the chief reasons for his perhaps surprisingly high place in the esteem of the Romantic poets, especially Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Scott, while Bürger's Leonora inspired a frenzy of competing English versions around this time. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1796

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    Stock Code: 35093

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  2. The Works of John Dryden, now first Collected in Eighteen Volumes.

    The Works of John Dryden, now first Collected in Eighteen Volumes.

    Illustrated with Notes, Historical, Critical, and Explanatory, and a Life of the Author by Sir Walter Scott.
    Second edition, the first published in 1808. An excellent edition in a well-preserved and highly attractive Regency binding. Slightly later engraved armorial bookplates of James Banks Stanhope to front pastedowns. Stanhope was MP for North Lincolnshire and inherited the estates at Revesby from his kinsman Sir Joseph Banks, commissioning the now Grade I-listed Jacobethan Revesby Abbey from Scots architect William Burn to replace the much-decayed manor house. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1821

    Published: Edinburgh & London

    Stock Code: 94636

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  3. The Dramatic Works.

    The Dramatic Works.

    With a life of the author by Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Edited by George Saintsbury.
    A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1882

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 114904

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