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Designs By Mr Bentley

For Six Poems By Mr T Gray

By Thomas Grayand and R Bentley

1789 - London - for J Dodsley

13" by 10"; [4], 55pp

 

 

DETAILS

A collection of poems by Thomas Gray.

Ornately illustrated throughout, with beautiful engravings. 

With 'Odes by Mr Gray' and 'Explanation of the Prints' by Horace Walpole to the start of the work.

With Elegy Written in a Churchyard, Odes, Hymn to AdversityA Long Story, Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College and more.

This work was first published in 1753 and there were subsequent printings in 1765, 1766 and 1775 prior to this edition. 

The engravings to this work are all by Johann Sebastian Muller and Charles Grignion after drawings by Richard Bentley. 

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Rebound with original backstrip and boards preserved. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Marks to the boards. Small amount of loss to the backstrip due to rubbing. Bumping to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional light spots. Prior owner's notes to the margins of page 54. Small repair to the tail of the first leaf. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED

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