by Reynolds, Frederick Mansel (Ed.); John Banim, John Carne, James Justinian Morier, Mary Shelley, Lady Blessington (Marguerite Gardiner), Lord Morpeth, Lord Porchester, Lord Nugent, The Hon. George Agar Ellis, The Hon. Charles Phipps, The Hon. Henry Liddell
London: Hurst, Chance, and Co; Jennings and Chaplin, 1831. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Octavo (7 3/4 x 5"). VII, , 320pp. Original marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine. All paper edges marbled. Tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece. Additional engraved title.Delightful collection of essays, verses and illustrations by some of the best known authors and artists of the period. The contributors for this 1831 edition (the fourth in The Keepsake series) include: John Banim, John Carne, James Justinian Morier, Mary Shelley, Lady Blessington (Marguerite Gardiner), Lord Morpeth, Lord Porchester, Lord Nugent, The Hon. George Agar Ellis, The Hon. Charles Phipps, The Hon. Henry Liddell, M.P., R. Bernal, M.P., Charles Brinsley Sheridan, Agnes Strickland, Catherine Godwin, Theodore Hook, Archdeacon Spencer, The Hon. Grantley Berkeley, Miss L. E. Landon, The Hon. Hobart Cradock. The three short stories by Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, are: - Transformation, a Tale (page 18)- A Dirge (page 85)- The Swiss Peasant, a Tale (page 121)This work is lavishly illustrated throughout with 18 tissue-guarded plates after paintings by: C. Eastlake, H. Corbould, Flaxman, F. P. Stephanoff, Miss Sharpe, Cristall, Bonnington, R. Westall, H. Howard, A. K. Chalon, J. M. W. Turner, S. Prout, R. Smirke, J. Stephanoff, and engraved by: C. Heath, Thomson, J. Edwards, C. Rolls, Brandard, Miller, R. Wallis, W. Wallis, Wilmore, Mitchell, and F. Bacon.Spine sunned and rubbed. Moderate rubbing and age-toning along edges of binding. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition.
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