BEWICK ENGRAVINGS IN FULL CALF BY LEWIS
GOLDSMITH, Oliver; PARNELL, Thomas; SOMERVILE, William ~ The Traveller; The Deserted Village; The Hermit; The Chase. (BEWICK John & Thomas).
London: W. Bulmer & Co., Shakspeare Printing-Office, 1804 & 1802
Full calf 9.25 inches tall. A superbly bound item with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. All edges gilt. An ancient tipped-in strip from a catalogue entry ascribes the binding to (Charles) Lewis, one of the greatest binders of his period. Some rubbing and scuffing to the boards. Second Bulmer editions. Here are two volumes containing poems by 3 authors with the celebrated engravings by John and Thomas Bewick bound in one.