Reminiscences of a Literary Life [provenance: William Horatio Crawford]. Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
Reminiscences of a Literary Life [provenance: William Horatio Crawford]
Reminiscences of a Literary Life [provenance: William Horatio Crawford]
Reminiscences of a Literary Life [provenance: William Horatio Crawford]
Reminiscences of a Literary Life [provenance: William Horatio Crawford]

Reminiscences of a Literary Life [provenance: William Horatio Crawford]

London: John Major, 1836. Hardcover. 2 parts bound in 1 volume (xxxii, [4], 982, 44 p.): frontispiece, title vignette, 8 additional leaves of plates (1 folded), in-text illustrations and facsimiles; 22 cm. Contemporary three-quarter dark green morocco with marbled paper over boards. Six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title: Dibdin's Literary Reminiscences. Gilt- and blind-tooled spine decoration. All page edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Paginated continuously. Includes list of subscribers and index. Frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by J. Posselwhite from a painting by George Richmond. Volume 2 title page omitted in binding. Armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper for William Horatio Crawford, Lakelands, Cork, with motto: Durum Patientia Frango. William Horatio Crawford (1812-1888) was a member of the prominent Crawford family in Cork and a renowned book collector and gardener. In Very Good Condition: binding is rubbed; slight loss of leather at head of spine; leather is separated along back joint from head of for 2 cm. and just starting to tear across spine; front endpapers slightly scraped; something formerly taped on blank page preceding frontispiece and back of frontispiece, now removed, leaving discoloration; frontispiece separated along gutter for 4 cm. from head; pages and plates are clean and tight. Very Good. Item #001672

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