Item #000814 Junius. Philip Francis, attributed.
Junius
Junius
Junius

Junius

London, Eng. T. Bensley, 1799. Bewick, Thomas. Hardcover. Printed by T. Bensley, for Vernor and Hood, J. Cuthell, Lackington, Allen, and Co., J. Walker, R. Faulder, Otridge and Son, and Ogilvy and Son. [Attributed to Sir Philip Francis]. Two volumes: [6], xxxv, [1], 274 p.; [3], xxxviii-xxxix, [1], 319, [3] p.; 24 cm. Full black calf with six gilt-decorated spine compartments; gilt decorated borders on each board. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment: Junius Letters. Gilt-tooled decoration on edges and turn-ins. All page edges gilt. Black bookmark ribbons. Marbled endpapers. Added engraved title for each volume dated 1797. Title vignette on engraved title page signed: W. Ridley. Each volume has an stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait by William Ridley, dated April 1, 1798. Vol. 1 has portrait of Edmund Burke and vol. 2 Charles James Fox. With 19 additional plates of portraits by Ridley. Also includes numerous wood-engraved vignettes by Thomas Bewick. Final two unpaginated pages of vol.2 contain publisher's advertisements. Junius was the pseudonym of a writer who contributed a series of letters on political topics to the London newspaper, the Public Advertiser, from 21 January 1769 to 21 January 1772. The author's identity has never been conclusively established. This edition contains all the letters of Junius and Philo Junius, and of Sir William Draper and Mr. Horne to Junius in the order in which they appeared in the Public Advertiser. In Very Good- condition: edges and corners are rubbed; slight loss of leather at head of spine of vol. 1; small scrapes to leather; portraits have left shadows on facing pages of text; plates are lightly foxed, otherwise pages and plates are clean and tight. A solid and nicely bound set. Very Good -. Item #000814

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