EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
APOLLONIUS RHODIUS ~ The Argonautics. PRESTON, W (Translated into English by).
London: Suttaby, 1811
4 volumes bound in 2, 5.25 inches tall. The epic poem of the adventures of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece by Apollonius of Rhodes complete in 4 volumes. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume numbers on the spine. A beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to all 4 volumes. An exquisite little set.