An Early-to-Mid Twentieth Century Fore-Edge Painting
FORE-EDGE PAINTING. GAY, John. Fables. London: Printed for J. Sharpe, 1812 [i.e., 1824].
With an early to mid twentieth century fore-edge painting of the "Entrance to Hyde Park" by an unidentified artist.
Volumes I & II (of three) bound in one.
Sixteenmo (4 3/4 x 3 inches; 121 x 76 mm.). Engraved frontispiece , engraved general title-page, [iv], -155, [1, blank], engraved frontispiece, -142 pp.
Bound ca. 1824 in full red straight grain morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt and blind, smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, blind tooled turn-ins, gray endpapers, all edges gilt.
Contents: Volume I The Fables of John Gay; Volume II The Poetical Works of John Gay (volume I only). (Inventory #: 05177)