Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. Twentieth edition. Illustrated with engravings from drawings by eminent artists.
by [Fore-edge Painting] MOORE, Thomas (1779-1852).
London:: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842., 1842. 8vo. viii, 396 pp. Engraved portrait and half-title and 12 other engraved plates; some offsetting or staining. Original full green gilt-stamped morocco with Grecian urn or vase on both covers, five raised bands, a.e.g.; extremities rubbed Very good. With a fore-edge painting of “Delhi – shewing the entrance to the palace.” With the penciled handwriting of the artist [in caps.]. The original engraving was drawn by William Purser (1790-1852), originally sketched by Capt. Robert Elliot R.N. (fl. 1822-1833), and engraved by William Miller, not dated, circa 1850/1859. Robert Elliot was an English naval officer, Captain in the Royal Navy, and known as a topographical draughtsman from 1822 to 1824. The engraving originally appeared 1833: Views in the East comprising India, Canton. and The Shores of The Red Sea with Historical and Descriptive Illustrations. Elliot, Captain Robert R.N. H. Fisher, Son & Co., Newgate Street, London 1833. The fore-edge was painted (best estimate) 1960s-1970s.
(Inventory #: FF2427)
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