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LODGE, Edmund.

Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain.

With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Actions. In Twelve Volumes.

Published: Boston: Dana Estes & Co., 1902

Stock code: 48351

Price: £3,750

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Edition Magnifique, limited to 26 lettered copies, of which this set is lettered A, printed and specially bound by the publishers “ad personam” for Charles C. Doty of Providence, Rhode Island.

12 volumes, octavo (233 155 mm). Publisher’s deluxe binding of full blue morocco, spine lettered in gilt, five raised bands, gilt monogram supralibros on front covers, board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins gilt to an art nouveau design, vellum doublures with flower tools in gilt and interlace in gilt, orange, green and red, silk endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut, for Charles C. Doty, Providence, Rhode Island. With publisher’s attractive manuscript note stating the ad personam printing and binding in colours on papyrus (chipped at inner edge). Portraits in 3 states (india paper, plain wove and japon), with captioned tissue guards. A little chipping at head and tail of some silk endpapers, first vol. title with offsetting from papyrus leaf, otherwise a fine set.

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