Aldine Edition of the British Poets.London: William Pickering, 1831-1852 Stock Code: 139248
A very attractive set in red moroccoA 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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