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Historical Illustrations of the fourth canto of Childe Harold: containing dissertations on the ruins of Rome; and an essay on Italian literature. Second edition, revised and corrected.

Historical Illustrations of the fourth canto of Childe Harold: containing dissertations on the ruins of Rome; and an essay on Italian literature. Second edition, revised and corrected.

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Historical Illustrations of the fourth canto of Childe Harold: containing dissertations on the ruins of Rome; and an essay on Italian literature. Second edition, revised and corrected.

by [Fore-edge Painting] HOBHOUSE, John

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London:: John Murray, 1818., 1818. 8vo. viii, 576 pp. Original full double gilt-ruled vellum, gilt embellished spine, olive-brown morocco spine label, all edges gilt, red endleaves. Fine copy. With a glorious fore-edge painting on the painted edge by the Dover painter, of "King's College Chapel Cambridge" and labeled in the artist's ink hand. The artist is known to have worked in the 1920s and 1930s in London, thus it is interesting to note that there are two notations with dates: a dated inscription in the back E.H.W. 25/3/31 [March 25, 1931] $ 85. - with a cost code showing B/-/- over B/H/E. Surely an indication that this was painted by March 1931 and offered for sale by an American bookseller for $ 85. The label (shown) for the painting also has a code: 116/1/24 which looks like a code/date - if a date then the year would be 1924. This is very much within this artist's time period of activity. [JWRB]

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Bookseller
Jeff Weber Rare Books CH (CH)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Historical Illustrations of the fourth canto of Childe Harold: containing dissertations on the ruins of Rome; and an essay on Italian literature. Second edition, revised and corrected.
Author
[Fore-edge Painting] HOBHOUSE, John
Book Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Murray, 1818.
Place of Publication
London:
Date Published
1818
Weight
2.00 lbs
Keywords
Fore-edge Painting

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