1834 · London
The poems of the celebrated Samuel Rogers with illustrations by the equally celebrated J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Stothard. While more popular for his "social breakfasts," which were considered a formal invitation into literary society, Rogers received recognition as a poet with the poem "The Pleasures of Memory."
The steel-engraved illustrations were commissioned from Turner and Stothard for this "sumptuous" edition. => Several specially produced engravings by these great artists accompany each poem, some with protective tissue. Bound in moderately rubbed and scuffed tan calf with simple gilt decoration to boards and turn-ins. Rebacked with similar calf; boards had evidently detached at one point. All edges and endpapers marbled. Light foxing throughout interior. Previous owner's notes on front free endpaper. => Sturdy and reinforced, plus a charming interior. (Inventory #: 37407)