New York & London: Dodd, Mead & Co / Sampson, Low, Marston and Co., 1891. xiv,368pp. plus plates. Large, thick octavo. Full dull rose crushed levant, elaborately gilt extra, with green gilt morocco inlaid corner pieces, gilt dentelles and green morocco doublures with elaborately gilt decorations and additional red, aqua, purple and cream decorative inlays, moiré silk endsheets, t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Portrait, plates, folding facsimile. A bit of rubbing at tips, otherwise about fine. Laid in bookplate of Frederick S. Peck, of Belton Court. First substantially revised and expanded edition, US issue, comprised of sheets printed in the UK. In addition to the 42 illustrations (including 12 photogravures and a folding manuscript facsimile), this copy has also been extra-illustrated with some thirty-five original engravings, most of them by or after Hogarth, some of them paired with their reproductions in the text, a couple of them of the slightly risqué sort. Although the binding is unsigned, a previous, knowledgeable owner has identified it in pencil as being by Harcourt. DOBSON XX. MURRAY IX.
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