The Poems of Thomas Gray. With critical notes, a life of the author, and an essay on his poetry, by the Rev. John Mitford.
by GRAY, Thomas.
London:: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co.. 1814. hardcover. 8vo. viii, clxxxiv, 271 pp. Original full crimson straight-grained. morocco, elaborately tooled with gold ornamental borders, gilt spine,. all edges gilt, plain gray-brown endleaves. Very good. Provenance:. Signatures of W. – Vanderstyen and Francis Pigott, Eton.. With a marvelous detailed fore-edge painting of Stoke Poges Church, by the American City View Painter. This artist is known to have been flourishing ca. 1940. Note: This book was sold at Sotheby, London, December 16-17, 1940 [with a fore-edge painting of Stoke Poges Church] – purchased by Charles J. Sawyer Ltd., listed in their catalogue 162 issued in 1941. Weber Rare Books owned the book around 1988 and sold at the time to Dr. Morgan Patterson. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore- edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 41-3. . 2 (Inventory #: FF184)
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