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CAMPBELL, THOMAS (1777-1844). THE POETICAL WORKS. LONDON: BRADBURY AND EVANS FOR EDWARD MOXON, 1837.
8° (200 X 134MM). HALF-TITLE. ENGRAVED PORTRAIT FRONTISPIECE BY W. FINDEN AFTER E.H. BAILEY AND ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS BY GOODALL AFTER TURNER. (SCATTERED LIGHT SPOTTING.) EARLY 20TH-CENTURY CRUSHED CHESTNUT MOROCCO GILT BY THE HAMPSTEAD BINDERY, THE COVERS ELABORATELY DECORATED WITH AN ART NOUVEAU DESIGN, COMPOSED OF GILT RED, BLUE, CREAM, TAN AND SALMON MOROCCO INLAYS ENCLOSED BY STRAPWORK BANDS FORMING GEOMETRIC PATTERNS, ENCLOSED BY GILT RULES, DOTS AND CIRCLES AND BORDERS OF STYLISED FOLIATE DESIGNS TOOLED IN GILT, THE SPINE TITLED IN GILT IN POINTILLé CHARACTERS AND DECORATED WITH STYLISED GEOMETRIC RED, BLUE, CREAM, TAN AND SALMON INLAYS, THE TURN-INS RULED IN GILT AND DECORATED WITH DOT TOOLS, VELLUM DOUBLURES GILT WITH AN ART NOUVEAU DESIGN OF CARNATIONS AND LEAFY SPRAYS, VELLUM ENDLEAVES, TOP EDGE GILT AND GAUFFERED WITH A GEOMETRIC PATTERN FORMED OF MASSED PUNCHED DOTS, AND WITH A FLOWER CUT INTO THE GILT, OTHER EDGES UNCUT. PROVENANCE: SALE, SOTHEBY'S, 7 NOVEMBER 1951, LOT 563, TO; SAWYER.
A FINE MOSAIC BINDING.
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