9 December 2009
[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. DALRYMPLE, Sir John, (1726-1810). Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland. London and Edinburgh: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell and A. Kincaid, J. Bell, and J. Balfour, 1771.
4o (280 x 205 mm). Contemporary morocco gilt, covers with elaborate gilt-tooled border, all edges gilt, concealing a FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTING in minute detail of Limerick and the River Shannon as seen from Limerick Castle (rebacked). Provenance: Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831) of Syston Park (armorial bookplate). Second edition.
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