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Odds and Ends. In Verse and Prose. by  William Henry Merle - Presumed first. - 1831 - from G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 377)

Odds and Ends. In Verse and Prose.

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Odds and Ends. In Verse and Prose.: By William Henry Merle, Esq. Illustrated by George Cruikshank, from Designs by the Author.

by Merle, William Henry

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Merle, William Henry, Odds and Ends. In Verse and Prose. By William Henry Merle, Esq. Illustrated by George Cruikshank, from Designs by the Author. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row, 1831. 8vo. 20 cm. Presumed first edition. Thirteen illustrations, of which eleven are woodcuts, and one is a signed etching by George Cruikshank, with "WHM" opposite Cruikshank's initials. Cohn 552, This copy was bound without the advertisement. Pages 8-9 are used as a frontispiece. The etching is: "An antique glass supposed to have been in the possession of Mary Queen of Scots," with the writing thereon reproduced in facsimile. [viii; 146 numbered pages with one additional leaf (p. 147-148). The verso of p. 147 is blank but for "S. Manning & Co., Printers, London-House yard, St. Paul's"; 1 blank] Bound in half long grain tan calf, spine and corners over marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers. Gold ruling and a decorated gilded spine with "Odds and Ends," "Cruikshank" and "1831," all on the spine. Five raised bands. Top page edge gilded.

Armorial book plates of bibliophiles Thomas Gaisford (1779-1855) and The Glen, Charles Tennant (1768-1838). Tennant was the chemist who discovered bleaching powder and subsequently founded an industrial dynasty. Gaisford was a classical scholar, clergyman and the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford 1831-1855. Gaisford's bookplate is found on the inside front pastedown. Tennant's bookplate has been trimmed to shape and is opposite Gaisford's. A fine copy with a remarkable provenance.

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Bookseller
G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
377
Title
Odds and Ends. In Verse and Prose.
Author
Merle, William Henry
Illustrator
George Cruikshank, et alia
Format/binding
Bound in half long grain tan calf, spine and corners over marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers. Gold ruling and a decorate
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
Presumed first.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1831
Keywords
Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Stuart, Thomas Gaisford, Charles Tennant, George Cruikshank, English poets, Poetry
Size
8vo, 20 cm

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