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Hardback, Tall 8vo. 8.5 x 7 inches. Dark green polished morocco leather fine binding by Hayday, with decorative gilt paneling to boards, gilt lettering and raised banding and decorations to spines. Full gilt page edging. Inner dentelles. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Beautiful leather binding, some minor rubbing to extremities; corners bumped and rubbed, rubbing to ends and edges of spine with rubbing to raised banding. Some minor handling to boards, else beautiful covers. Bookplate front endpaper “Percy R. Worrall.” Binders stamp to bottom corner. Some minor darkening and mild foxing to blank prelims, no penned inscriptions. Some darkening to top page edges with a couple of minor spots and minor handling marks to inside pages, else pages clean and bright. Else a very clean and tight copy. 210pp. Illustrated with B&W line drawings by George Scharf. Four historical poems, each upon a different Heroic episode in the History of Rome. Each is preceded by an explanatory essay. Thomas Babington Macaulay [1800-1859] poet, historian & politician. These verse were written to pass the time whilst out of Political Office. Horatius, Battle of the Lake Regillus, Virginia, The Prophecy of Capys.
Title: Lays of Ancient Rome. With illustrations, Original and from the Antique, Drawn on Wood by George Scharf, Jun. New Edition.
Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1867 New Edition:
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Seller ID: 83865
Keywords: Literature LORD MACAULAY, Lays of Ancient Rome, illustrations, Heroic, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Horatius, Battle of the Lake Regillus, Virginia, The Prophecy of Capys, leather, fine binding, 1867, Longmans, hayday