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(COSWAY-STYLE BINDING.) JACKSON, Catherine Charlotte, Lady.

The Old Régime, court, salons and theatres.

London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1880 Stock Code: 19480
£6,000.00
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Notes

First edition. From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his leather book label.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (197 x 132 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun, mid-20th century, in rich brown crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt lettered in two panels and dated at foot; slightly bevelled boards with one-line gilt rule border enclosing, on front cover, a geometric interlace panel with inset blue faceted stone at each corner and gilt flower tools at inside corners, each flower with an inset faceted green stone and a single seed pearl, enclosing a central oval with a miniature portrait mounted behind glass, the oval surrounded with seed pearls; on back cover the geometric interlace panel in gilt; board edges decorated in gilt with a dotted roll, headcaps with gilt hatching; moiré silk doublures and endpapers, turn-ins gilt all round with stylised flower tools at corners, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Extra-illustrated with the inclusion of 28 extra plates of which 4 are hand-coloured.

Condition

Fine condition.

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