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POEMS BY MR. GRAY [WITH PROVENANCE] by  Thomas. 1716-1771 Gray - Hardcover - 1768 - from poor mans books and


by Gray, Thomas. 1716-1771

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

London: J. Dodsley. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1768. Hardcover. POETRY; 18th Century; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" ; [4],119,[3]p. pages; Contemp. Speckled calf, maroon morocco spine label, scuffed joints & extremities rubbed. Free endpaper starting to detach. Browning at edges of front and back matter, close tear in leaf B2 - negligible paper loss. Scattered minor spotting. Rothschild 1071. Provenance- Bob E Liles [signed]; Sessler's Book Store, Mabel Zahn [laid in approval card]; Wasserman. ESTC T136298. This is the first London and not the new edition. Ist collected appearance of Elegy. .


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Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[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]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
spine label
The paper or leather descriptive tag attached to the spine of the book, most commonly providing the title and author of the...[more]
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.


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