London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
FORE-EDGE PAINTING -- FALCONER, William. The Shipwreck, a Poem, London: for William Miller, 1804. 8°, half title, 3 engraved plates and 5 vignettes in the text by Fittler. Contemporary blue straight-grained morocco, flat spine and sides panelled in gilt, gilt edges (head and foot of spine lightly rubbed). FORE-EDGE PAINTING depicting a shipwreck and several lifeboats. Provenance: Henry Turner (signature dated 1819); E. S. (bookplate); Earl of Mexborough (bookplate).
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