Under current restrictions, our shops are closed to the public, but we are still processing online, telephone and email orders as normal.

HOOD, Thomas (ed.)

The Pledge of Friendship:

A New Year's Gift for 1826.

London: W. Marshall, [1825] Stock Code: 123843
£275.00

Unfortunately this item is no longer available.

First edition of this gift book, which includes many works by Lord Byron, the abolitionist John Bicknell and extracts from contemporary travel books, such as "A Coffee House at Sarabuse described". Completing the work is an illustrated memoranda for 1826, listing important events which took place on certain days in each month. The Pledge of Friendship was published annually between 1826 and 1829, and was continued in the subsequent four years as The Gem. An important feature of English book selling, gift books like The Pledge of Friendship included contributions from many of the foremost writers and artists of the day, providing evidence of the tastes and social attitudes of their time.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Miniature octavo. Original pale purple boards, decorative frame in blind to covers, purple endpapers, edges gilt. Housed in the purple slipcase.

Illustrations

Frontispiece, vignette title page, illustrated dedication page, vignette illustrated memoranda, and 11 engraved plates with tissue guards.

Condition

Dedication page completed in neat contemporary hand. Spine lightly browned, rubbing to extremities and covers; a very good copy in the slipcase with slight scuffing to extremities and a small mark to front panel.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book