New York, East
24 April 2001
[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. JOHNSON, Samuel. Rasselas. London: William Miller, 1805.
4o (267 x 208 mm). Engraved plates after R. Smirke by A. Raimbach. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, sides with richly gilt floral borders, similar inner border in blind, centering a diamond executed in double-fillets, spine gilt-lettered and -decorated, edges gilt, FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF ILAM HALL (sides rubbed, rehinged). Provenance: Ilam Hall (armorial bookplate); Joseph Halle Schaffner (bookplate).
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