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Two Volumes. Large hardbacks, 11.5 x 9 inches. In full calf leather bindings. Raised banding and gilt decoraitions to spines. Leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Covers quite worn; Boards heavily faded and spines darkened, rubbing and surface chips to leather, Title label chipped on spine of v.2 and lost on v.1. Chips to ends of spine, hinges cracked. Inscriptions to front endpaper “Litchfield 1762, Comitis de Bute.” (Earl of Bute.) Some minor darkening/foxing spots to frontis pieces & title pages, some areas of minor foxing to pages else inside pages all very clean, bright and tight throughout. Plates clean and bright. Else a clean and tight copy. 2 vols. 468 + 524pp. Illustrated with 16 full-page B&W engraved plates; 2 frontis portraits of the author and the other illustrations by William Kent. James Thomson (11 September 1700 – 27 August 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of ‘Rule, Britannia.’
Title: The Works of James Thomson, With his Last Corrections, Additions and Improvements. To Which is Prefixed, An Account of His Life and Writings. In Two Volumes.
Categories: ENGLISH LITERATURE,
Publisher: London, Strand, A. Millar, 1762:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 82918
Keywords: ENGLISH LITERATURE JAMES THOMSON, The Works, The Seasons, fine binding, leather, engravings, portraits, illustrations, William Kent, A. Millar, 1762, early printing, Life, Writings, Litchfield 1762, Comitis de Bute, Earl of Bute, Rule Britannia,