EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO.
COWPER, William ~ Poems.
London: Rivington et al., 1815
3 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. Cowper's Poems, complete in 3 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 volumes 2 and 3 and further vignettes. An exquisite little set.