The Book of Gems. The Poets and Artists of Great Britain.
London: Saunders and Otley, 1836, 1837 & 1838. 3 volumes, 8 3/4 inches tall. A striking full morocco set bound by MORRELL with gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Two gilt fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Embellished with superb engraved vignettes throughout. Some foxing on the slightly brittle paper but still a fine set of these annual anthologies of British verse throughout the centuries.