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(EARLOM, Richard, & Charles TURNER.)

Portraits of Characters Illustrious in British History

From the Beginning of the Reign of Henry the Eighth To the end of the Reign of James the Second. Engraved in mezzotinto by Richard Earlom & Charles Turner, from original pictures, miniatures &c.

Published: London: S. Woodburn, [1815]

Stock code: 88731

Price: £500

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A very handsome copy, spaciously margined and in a contemporary binding, of Earlom & Turner’s uncommon illustrated biographical anthology of the illustrious men and women of British history from 1509 to 1701.

Large quarto (330 224 mm). Contemporary dark blue full morocco, spine finely gilt-tooled in compartments, sides thickly panelled with floral gilt and blind rolls, gilt-rolled turn-ins, grey endpapers, all edges gilt. 100 mezzotint portrait plates dated 1810–15. With the bookplate of Lieutenant-General Christopher Jeaffreson (1760-1824), 3rd of his name to reside at Dullingham House, which was landscaped by Repton. Spine very slightly dulled, very light rubbing to extremities, mid spotting to and offsetting from occasional plates, but all sound, attractive and in excellent condition.

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