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12 volumes. Hardbacks, Tall 8vo. 11 x 7.5 inches. Quarter bound in red morocco leather to spines and corners and marbled paper boards. Gilt edged boards, raised banding and gilt decoration and lettering to spines. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Some rubbing and general shelfwear to extremities; Edges rubbed corners bumped, paper chipped on edges, some rubbing to spines and ends. Rubbing to boards with some minor darkening. No previous owners bookplates or inscriptions. Some minor darkening to endpapers. Pages all very clean and tight. Some darkening to edges of plates, some with some mild foxing to edges, some more foxed than others but overall very clean and strong plates. Else a very clean and tight set. 12 vols: Illustrated with 240 copper plates, all with tissue-guards, by various hands after Hoppner, Van Dyke, Holbein, Kneller, Lawrence, Gainsborough, Copley and others. Preface (publ. with the first edition in folio), Appendix to Preface (letter from Sir Walter Scott, to the publisher, in which he expressed his obligation to Lodge's writings ). Letterpress is nice and large (easy to read). Portraits include: Elizabeth of York ,Cardinal Wolsey, Walter Scott, the Duke of Wellington, Henry 8th, etc., etc.;
Title: Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. Engraved from pictures in the galleries of the nobility, and the public collections of the country. With biographical and historical memoirs of their lives and actions. In Twelve Volumes.
Publisher: London, Harding, Mavor and Lepard. 1835.:
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Seller ID: 82991
Keywords: BIOGRAPHIES/LETTERS/DIARIES Biography, Illustrated Books, Art, portraits, wellington, elizabeth, walter scott, nobility, history, kings, queens, royals, eminent persons, leather, fine binding