IN ORIGINAL BOARDS
The Bibliographical Decameron; Or Ten Days' Pleasant Discourse upon Illuminated Manuscripts and subjects connected with early Engraving, Typography and Bibliography.
London: Printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Press, 1817.
First edition. Hundreds of engravings and examples of type etc. Slip announcing vol. IV of Typographical Antiquities inserted before half title of Vol. I. ccxxv. [i], 410;[iv], -535,[iii]; [iv], -544, [iv]pp. 3 vols. Imperial 8vo [10 x 6-1/2 inches]. IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. Original drab boards, printed spine labels, untrimmed. Old clean repairs to the joints of vol. I; joints of vol. III a bit rubbed. Ownership signature of Mary Curteis, Dec. 29 1817 on pastedown in each volume; bookplate of Charles Sarolea and his signature on title page; small morocco label of Have O'More (THe Garden Collection); printed label of Claude Smith on flyleaf. Very good. Cloth slipcases Windle & Pippin A28; Jackson no.40; Hart no.186; Bigmore and Wyman pp. 169-70. Item #306781
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