A collection of 83 of Maclise's drawings of literary figures of the 1830's, with notes on each person by Maginn. Edited by William Bates. 239 pages, lovely full page breproductions of the drawings. Pages gilt edged. Tipped into the front is a handwritten letter by Maclise, dated March 12th 1839. Large, heavy book. Wear to edges of spine and all corners, otherwise a very good copy. Very large and very heavy book, additional postage may apply. Codice inventario libreria
Titolo: A Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters...
Casa editrice: Chatto & Windus
Data di pubblicazione: 1873
Condizione libro: VG
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 1873. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria 076229
Descrizione libro Chatto and Windus, Publishers , London, 1874. Hardcover. 4to. Half dark green calf with gilt spine lettering, compartment and raised bands and marbled paper over boards. x, 239pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece, numerous full-page plates, marbled endpapers. Very good. Faintest bit of edgewear; front board marbled paper a bit scuffed -- else internally near fine. A tight, handsome first edition in a lovely custom binding with intricate spine giltstamping. The 83 buff-and-black plates and frontispiece are all present and perfectly pristine. Scarcer than the 1883 edition, which omits most of Maginn's accompanying text. Some date this first edition 1873, which is the date at the close of editor Bates's preface, but this binding bears a giltstamped "London 1874" at the bottom, which we believe to be the year the volume was actually published. An altogether lovely copy. Codice libro della libreria 36598