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The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.] by  Lord  George Gordon - First edition thus. The poem was originally published in 1816. - 1865 ] - from Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 17188)

The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]

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The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]

by [Chromolithography. Audsley, W. and G., illustrators]. Byron, George Gordon, Lord

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[ London: Day and Son, 1865 ] First edition thus. The poem was originally published in 1816.. Original polychrome purple cloth decorated in gold, blue, and red. Expertly recased. . Quarto. [20] ff. chromolithograph plates (printed on one side only). Beautifully illuminated by Audsley with decorations by W.R. Tymms. Expertly recased. Slight rubbing to extremities. Faint contemporary ink signature to front flyleaf. A very good, remarkably clean and bright copy. McLean: "In 1865, Day & Son issued an edition of Byron's The Prisoner of Chillon… illuminated by the Audsleys, richly polychromatic, and richly muddled in its mixture of decorative styles, the total effect being most attractive," (Victorian Book Design, p. 133)

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Bookseller
Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
17188
Title
The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]
Author
[Chromolithography. Audsley, W. and G., illustrators]. Byron, George Gordon, Lord
Format/binding
Original polychrome purple cloth decorated in gold, blue, and red. Expertly recased.
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition thus. The poem was originally published in 1816.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Day and Son,
Place of Publication
[ London:
Date Published
1865 ]
Size
Quarto
Size
Quarto

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Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB

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About Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB

Our office is located in Los Angeles on West Third Street, between the Beverly Center and Farmer's Market. Though we gave up an open shop after more than thirty years, we welcome serious customers and dealers. We are normally open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday. Since some of our less expensive books are located in a temperature-controlled storage area offsite, you may want to call ahead of time to insure that the book you want to see will be available. We feature a stock strong in literature, history, Western philosophy, women's studies, education, history of science and fine printing and artists' books. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. We have books from the 15th to the 20th century in all prices ranges. We do appraisals for income tax and insurance purposes. We purchase individual books and libraries. Proprietor: Carol Sandberg

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First Edition
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quarto
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Cloth
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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