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BLANK VERSE by  Charles  Charles and Lamb - First Edition - 1798 - from Laura's Rare Books and


by Lloyd, Charles and Lamb, Charles

Condition: Fine/Fine

London: John and Arthur Arch, 1798. 1798 This book and slip case is in MINT condition. Absolutely gorgeously bound by Woods, London in full dark blue calf with elaborate gilt design of roses and petals along the front cover and back cover with the board edges gilt. Five raised bands on spine with four of the six panels decorated in gilt rose design the second and third panel in gilt lettering. On the inside covers there is a half an inch of blue leather with the gilt rose design cascading up and down from each corner. Gilt top leaves. Marbled endboard and endpapers. The Slipcase is unbelievable. Over 2/3 same blue calf over blue boards. With 5 raise bands and 6 panels with 2nd and third panel of gilt lettering. Gold gilt lettering at bottom of spine says first edition. The book slips into this part and the other piece is blue cloth that slips over, meeting the leather. No foxing. Owners plate. I would be happy to send you pictures on request.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Fine/Fine. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.
  • Bookseller: Laura's Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000120
  • Title: BLANK VERSE
  • Author: Lloyd, Charles and Lamb, Charles
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John and Arthur Arch
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1798
  • Keywords: Carole NOISBN
  • Bookseller catalogs: Leather Bound;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;
  • Size: 16mo


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