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TRIVIA: OR, THE ART OF WALKING THE STREETS OF LONDON by  John GAY - First Edition - [1716] - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 012398)

TRIVIA: OR, THE ART OF WALKING THE STREETS OF LONDON

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TRIVIA: OR, THE ART OF WALKING THE STREETS OF LONDON

by GAY, John

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Clean copy recently and sympathetically rebacked with gilt decorations and the original burgundy gilt-lettered morocco spine lab
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London: Bernard Lintott, [1716]. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean copy recently and sympathetically rebacked with gilt decorations and the original burgundy gilt-lettered morocco spine label. A lovely copy with a distinguished provenance. Octavo (5-1/2" x 8-3/4") bound in full polished calf with gilt-ruled borders and gilt dentelles by F. Bedford. One of only 250 copies of the Large Paper Issue with the engraved headpiece and ornaments. Gay's best remembered poem and thought by many to be the greatest poem written on life in London in English literature. This copy has a most distinguished provenance with the bookplates of Helen Hay Whitney on the front free endpaper and those of Henry & Elizabeth Mary Collins and Robert Hoe on the front pastedown. On the front blank are several neat older notes establishing an earlier provenance including "Heber's 4th sale 1834. No. 889" and "From Dr. Bliss's Sale. 3 July 1858." In a very small hand might be a reference to the 1803 sale of the John Woodhouse library.

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Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
012398
Title
TRIVIA: OR, THE ART OF WALKING THE STREETS OF LONDON
Author
GAY, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Clean copy recently and sympathetically rebacked with gilt decorations and the original burgundy gilt-lettered morocco spine lab
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Bernard Lintott
Place of Publication
London
Date published
[1716]
Keywords
Walking; Poetry; Fine Binding; John Gay; 18th Century Literature; Fine Bindings; London
Bookseller catalogs
18th Century Literature; Poetry; Fine Bindings;

Terms of Sale

Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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Charles Agvent

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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morocco
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]
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]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
calf
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]
rebacked
having had the material covering the spine replaced. ...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]

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