London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
PERCY, Thomas (1729-1811). Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. London: for J. Dodsley, 1775, 3 volumes, 8°. Engraved frontispiece, title-vignette, several headpieces and 3 tailpieces, page of engraved music at end of vol.II, half-titles. Late 18th-century red straight-grained morocco, flat spines ruled in gilt, single gilt fillet round sides (lightly rubbed).
EVANS, T. Old Ballads Historical and Narrative. London: T, Evans, 1777. Engraved title-vignettes, half-title in volume II. Binding identical with the above.
PERCY, Sholto and Rueben. The Percy Anecdotes, Original and Select. London: T. Boys, 1823. 20 volumes, 16°. 40 engraved portraits (occasional foxing). Contemporary blue half calf, gilt spines (some vol. rubbed, head of spine of vol.XX chipped). Sold as a collection of bindings not subject to return. (25)
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