Gilbert Abbott À Beckett The Comic History of Rome Hand-colored Engravings Designed by John Leech 1850

$850.00

Bound in publisher’s gilt-stamped green cloth, figural gilt decorations on the spine and front cover. Gilt page edges all around. Signature of W. H. Bridgman 1865 and the bookplate of Sara A. Bridgman, with the motto: Hodie mihi, cras tibi.  “Today me, tomorrow for you.”

Description

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott, The Comic History of Rome. London, Bradbury & Evans,11 Bouverie Street:  [1850] [xii; 308 pages; 8 pages of publisher’s advertisements] 22 cm. Bound in publisher’s gilt-stamped green cloth, figural gilt decorations on the spine and front cover. Gilt page edges all around. Signature of W. H. Bridgman 1865 and the bookplate of Sara A. Bridgman, with the motto: Hodie mihi, cras tibi.  “Today me, tomorrow for you.” Bradbury & Evans, Printers, Whitefriars. Half-title, frontispiece (“Romulus and Remus Discovered by a Gentle Shepherd”) and nine other hand-colored engraved steel plates designed by John Leech, engraved title page in red and black, 98 in-text wood engravings. A pristine copy in its original quarter green morocco on green cloth slipcase, now worn and sunned. The text is followed by 8 pages of publisher’s advertisements bound-in at the end.

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