Lyrics of the Heart...with Forty-One Engravings on Steel.
by Watts, Alaric. Fazakerley binding.
London: Longman, Brow, Green, and Longmans, 1851. Thick 8vo, xx, 331 (3)pp. With 41 plates after Stothard, Lawrence, Roberts, Westall and others. Superb de luxe Fazakerley binding of full olive crushed morocco extra, covers and backstrip with designs of inlays of blue, red, purple, ands tan morocco, top and bottom edges very richly gauffred, fore-edge with three watercolor paintings divided by further rich gauffring. New slipcase, a virtually perfect copy. Bookplate of Rodman Wanamaker. A classic Fazakerley triple fore-edge painted binding. In 47 years I have owned three comparable Fazakerley bindings with multiple fore-edge paintings and they are as rare as they are beautiful. (Inventory #: 107251)
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