1846 · London
Nicely illustrated edition of poetry from Scottish poet, New Monthly Magazine editor, and fierce supporter of Poland's independence Thomas Campbell (1777–1844). The text begins with an engraved frontispiece by W.H. Watt after Sir Thomas Lawrence, and continues with => 37 in-text woodcuts designed by William Harvey, Thomas Bewick's favorite and most prominent student — many of them signed by well-known engraver J. Thompson with a select few by Thos. Williams, Mason Jackson, W.T. Green, and C. Gray (Moxon also published a version in the same year with additional engravings by Turner, not present in this issue). As a later edition of Campbell's work spanning his entire career, the text also contains endnotes explaining various lines of verse.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
This ed. not in NSTC (see 2C5005 for other 1846 ed.). On Campbell, see: DNB (online). Contemporary red morocco, spine compartments stamped in blind with raised bands and title stamped in gilt, covers framed in single gilt fillet around blind foliate roll, board edges and turn-ins with dashed roll in blind, all edges gilt; spine evenly darkened, a few small spots or short slivers of leather lost, two rear fly-leaves moderately foxed. Light to moderate age-toning with the occasional speck, one crinkled and smoothed leaf, one témoin. Booklabel as above, one inked endpaper note and an ink mark or two, a few pencilled and two inked marks of emphasis, otherwise clean. => A handsome little book in all respects. (Inventory #: 38988)