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[BINDING--SANGORSKI and SUTCLIFFE, binders].  MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance New Edition.  London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846.
[BINDING--SANGORSKI and SUTCLIFFE, binders]. MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance New Edition. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846.

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[BINDING--SANGORSKI and SUTCLIFFE, binders]. MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance New Edition. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846.

8o (230 x 148 mm). 13 engravings, including frontispiece and additional title, after Corbould, Meadows and Stephanoff, this copy EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 10 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DRAWINGS BY FREDERICK BOURDIN, including 4 full-page on inserted leaves of Japan vellum, 5 half-page drawings following text at chapter endings, and embellished printed dedication page.

A JEWELLED BINDING SET WITH 27 JEWELS BY SANGORSKI AND SUTCLIFFE: full green morocco decorated in an arabesque style, front cover with outer border of black morocco decorated with repeated gilt dots framing a broad border containing gilt-tooled swirling stems, small leaf tools and onlaid red morocco floral ornaments, surrounding a recessed arabesque-shaped panel of onlaid blue morocco decorated with a diapered design of stylized flower and leaf ornaments with red onlays framed by two straps of onlaid brown and green morocco (the latter on the bevel), within is a central raised panel following the same shape, bordered by two straps of onlaid black and brown morocco and decorated with an interlaced strapwork design of onlaid blue, green and brown morocco against a densely gilt-dotted ground set with 8 CABOCHON SAPHIRES, 6 CABOCHON CARNELIANS AND A SINGLE CABOCHON OPAL AT CENTER; rear cover similarly paneled, with inner panel of onlaid green morocco decorated with a diapered design in gilt framed by a single strap of onlaid brown morocco, within is a central recessed arabesque-shaped panel decorated with an interlaced strapwork design of black and gray onlay against a densely gilt-dotted ground and set with 12 CABOCHON RUBIES; spine in six compartments, gilt-lettered in two, a repeated gilt-decorated panel with onlaid red morocco floral ornaments in the rest; board edges with single gilt fillet, turn-ins gilt-paneled with outer border black morocco decoated with repeated gilt dots, doublures of white morocco with inlaid border of interlaced strapwork in blue, green and brown with gilt floral rolls, free endpages of green silk, stamp-signed on front turn-in: "Bound by Sangorski & Stutcliffe, London;" dark green straight-grained velvet- and silk-lined box with hinged lids and snap fasteners.

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