(London: Printed for John Sharpe and Hector Mc'Lean, [ca. 1820]). 133 x 83 mm. (5 1/4 x 3 1/4").
Pleasing 19th century red straighT-grain morocco, covers with blind-ruled frame and gilt cresting roll accented with palmettes, raised bands, spines panels densely gilt in a repeating pattern of curls and volutes, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. EACH VOLUME WITH AN ATTRACTIVE FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A LANDSCAPE. Each volume with engraved title page vignette. Title pages with the 19th century signature of M. B. Battew(?). Joints rather worn (one volume starting at the head), extremities somewhat rubbed, spines a little darkened, occasional mild foxing or offsetting, but excellent examples ovaer all, with pleasing and well-preserved fore-edge paintings.
Prices ranging from $275 to $500, depending on condition and quality of painting
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