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Title: The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper. . . (3 Vols)
Description: London, J. Johnson. 1803, First. (ISBN: No ISBN) Mixed; Mbld Bds; Calf, 4to. Ill.: William Blake. Externally, all three volumes have a uniform later rebacking in brown buckram gilt. Volumes 1 and 2, both published in 1803, have contemporary marbled boards, but Volume 3, published in1804, is bound in contemporary tree calf. All three volumes are heavily bumped and worn on the corners, and show some scuffing, but all joints and hinges are tight and firm. Each volume bears the inked ownership of Arundell and Katharine Esdaile. The hinges in Volumes 1 and 2 have been strengthened. The endpapers of Volumes 1 and 2 are somewhat soiled, the endpapers of Volume 3 are of a later date. Internally the contents are generally clean and bright. There is damp staining to the front free endpaper of Volume 1. Volume 1 contains two portraits engraved by Blake, and the tailpiece of the weather house and three rabbits. Volume 2 has the portrait frontispiece engraved by Blake, and Volume 3 has the frontispiece by Blake and the monument to William Cowper. VG/N/a.

Keywords: William Cowper, William Blake, Provincial Printing,

Price: GBP 260.00 = appr. US$ 371.28 Seller: Peter Goodden Books Ltd
- Book number: 23685



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