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Memoirs of Emma Lady Hamilton with Anecdotes of Her Friends and Contemporaries by  W. H. (Editor) Long - Hardcover - Second Edition - 1899 - from Knickerbocker Books and

Memoirs of Emma Lady Hamilton with Anecdotes of Her Friends and Contemporaries

by Long, W. H. (Editor)

Condition: Very Good

London: Gibbings & Company Limited, 1899. 1899, Fourth Impression. VERY GOOD. A clean, firmly bound copy in decorative cloth hardcover, complete with 25 illustrations plates, including tissue-protected frontispiece (engraving after a portrait of Lady Hamilton by George Romney printed in sepia). The only markings are previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper ,"Charles. R. Corning, 1903", a bookplate of the New Hampshire Historical Society to whom Corning presented the book ("withdrawn" is stamped on bookplate) and a catalog number stamped on first preface page. Title page toned from tissue, otherwise pages are fresh and clean, no foxing, toning or soiling. Top edge gilt. Green cloth cover, title gilt-stamped on spine, title and decorative gilt stamping on front, is clean with light rubbing along hinges and edges (small bumps to front corner) and a square darkening at base of spine likely from an old sticker. Hinges and book-block firm and intact. Slight lean to spine. Includes 1891 Preface to Second Annotated Edition by W.H. Long. Laid into the book is the engraved calling card of Mrs. David Nicholson Haynes of Washington Street, Brookline (she received on Tuesdays!) 5 x 7-1/2". xi + 320 pages, including index. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.
  • Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 006207
  • Title: Memoirs of Emma Lady Hamilton with Anecdotes of Her Friends and Contemporaries
  • Author: Long, W. H. (Editor)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Gibbings & Company Limited
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1899
  • Keywords: Lord Nelson
  • Bookseller catalogs: Biography;


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