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The Book of the Sonnet (Edited By Leigh Hunt and Samuel Adams Lee) by  1784-1859  Leigh - Hardcover - 1867 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 027388)

The Book of the Sonnet (Edited By Leigh Hunt and Samuel Adams Lee)

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The Book of the Sonnet (Edited By Leigh Hunt and Samuel Adams Lee)

by Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859

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New York: W.E. Benjamin, 1867. Benjamin, Walter Evarts. Octavo. 2 vol set, large paper edition, #65 of 100 copies, each with two etchings of Leigh Hunt by William Evarts Benjamin. The only other recorded large paper edition is at the Newberry Library. Williams Evarts Benjamin (1839-1940) who began as a partner with his brother Walter R. Benjamin, soon moved from general books to fine antiquarian works. His customers included Walter Hoe, Beverly Chew, and a host of others (Dictionary of American Antiquarian Booksellers, p. 13ff). Since he was also a major financer and President of the Atlantic Coast Electric Railway and was Director of the Virginia Railway, he was able to acquire the finest items and still give a large gift of $75,000 in 1927 to the Library of Congress. Here he produced not only one of Leigh Hunt's finest works but in a large paper limited edition which is ideal for the collector who also is a reader of the great writers of sonnets from Shakespeare, Sidney, Spencer, Byron and Keats to the Hunts themselves. Bound in full blue-green morocco by Estes & Lauriat, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt and red, corners decorated in gilt and red, beautiful gilt decorated doublures, top edges gilt, a very nice set with minor spots of rubbing.


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The Book of the Sonnet (Edited By Leigh Hunt and Samuel Adams Lee)
Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859
Benjamin, Walter Evarts
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W.E. Benjamin
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William Evarts Benjamin; Large Paper, Limited Editions; Estes & Lauriat Bindings
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English Literature; Poetry; Fine Bindings & Sets;

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About Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

Alcuin Books located in Old Town Scottsdale is a store with 15,000 serious books for the collector or scholar. We have ample parking in front of the store for those who wish to browse our holdings.


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raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
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