• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 158

    MOORE, Thomas (1779-1852), editor. A Selection of Irish Melodies. London: J. Power, 1818. Parts I-VII in 2 vols., 2° (360 x 255mm), engraved part titles. (Occasional spotting.) Contemporary red half morocco, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, sides scuffed with a few small surface losses). Provenance: J. Widdrington (inscription dated 1818 on each part index recording his gift to:) - Eliza Cook.

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    MOORE, Thomas (1779-1852), editor. A Selection of Irish Melodies. London: J. Power, 1818. Parts I-VII in 2 vols., 2° (360 x 255mm), engraved part titles. (Occasional spotting.) Contemporary red half morocco, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, sides scuffed with a few small surface losses). Provenance: J. Widdrington (inscription dated 1818 on each part index recording his gift to:) - Eliza Cook.

    FIRST EDITION OF PART VII, reissues of the earlier parts. This work, which made Moore the national lyricist of Ireland, was published in a total of 10 parts over an extended period between 1808 and 1834. Although parts 1-6 are undated in this copy, the dated gift inscriptions helpfully indicate that they were issued in 1818, the same year as part VII. Lowndes IV, 1599. (2)


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