Beautifully bound and illustrated "Connoisseur Edition" of John Heneage Jesse's Memoirs of the Celebrated Etonians. Double illustrated, with one plate on paper and the other on a Japon. Limited to 150 copies, this is number 39. Includes the memoirs of Fielding, Gray the Poet, Horace Walpole, William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, Lord Bute, Lord North, Horne Tooke, Lord Lyttelton, Earl Temple, Admiral Lord Howe, & etc.
About the Literature -
John Heneage Jesse’s numerous historical works are written with vivacity and interest, and, in their own style, are an important contribution to the history of England.
Physical Attributes -
3/4 leather fine binding with marbled paper boards. Spines have five (highly) raised ribs, and four compartments with gilt decoration, one compartment with "Celebrated Etonians" in gilt and one with "Jesse (I,II)" in gilt. Top edge gilt, fore-edge deckled, bottom cut. Marbled endpapers. Vol. 1 pages - (2), 381, (2), Vol. 2 pages - (2), 371, (2). Eleven double illustrations.
See pictures.Both volumes have some shelf wear with occasional marks to boards and spines and corner and edge rubbing and wear (corners rubbed away). Chipping to spine tops; 1 cm crack at rear joint from spine top. No writing or notes within. Paper white and bright, margins wide, tissue guards in place. Largely unopened.
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