Aldine Edition of the British Poets.London : 1831-1852 Stock Code: 139248
NotesA very pretty set of Pickering's Aldine Edition of the British poets, celebrated both for the elegance of the typography and the diligence of its editors. The two-decade long publishing project brings together a vast selection of the works of British writers, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Spencer, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Swift and Gray.
53 volumes, small octavos (161 x 99 mm). Late 19th-century red straight-grain morocco by Birdsall, spines lettered in gilt, covers ruled in gilt with Aldine device cornerpieces, light blue endpapers, gilt edges.
With 17 portrait frontispieces with tissue-guards.
Bookplates of Frederick S. Peck to front pastedowns. Slight patch of wear to front cover of Falconer volume, rear cover of Cowper volume II slightly bumped. A fine set, with very little wear, the morocco bright, and the contents fresh.
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