London, South Kensington
7 June 2010
The New Sylph, or Guardian Angel. A Story. London: W. Lane, 1788. 12° (180 x 116mm). Contemporary tree calf, smooth gilt spine with red morocco lettering-piece and repeated floral tooling, gilt border and turn-ins, marbled endpapers (extremities lightly rubbed, bookplates defaced). FINE COPY OF THE ONLY RECORDED EDITION. Attributed to Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806) in a pencil note on title. With 2 manuscript corrections on D5r. RARE. ESTC records 3 copies in Britain (BL, Cambridge, and Reading) and 2 in the US (Rice and Yale). Blakey p. 144.
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