London:: Andrew Wilson for J. Johnson. 1808. hardcover. 13 cm. xiv, 330; viii, , 318 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait.. Contemporary full red straight-grained morocco, single gilt-ruled. covers, flat gilt-lined backs, gilt title, all edges gilt, marbled. endleaves, bound for Sotheran. Very good. Provenance: R.L.R.. With two fore-edge paintings by Martin Frost. Volume I when fanned displays a scene of Westminster Bridge; volume II, a view of Middle Temple. Usually Frost signs vol. I only of the painting in sets, but in this case he signed the painting in vol. II, right side under the tree. Note: There is a lengthy pencil note on the rear free-endpaper from by John Sprague of Sotherans. The handwriting is clearly his hand. The painting probably dates from about 1988. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 151-3. . 2 (Inventory #: FF182)
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