- Category = Anthology
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 very beautiful full calf set bound by Zaehnsdorf with an unusual 4 raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with superb engraved vignettes throughout. A fine set of these annual anthologies of British verse throughout the centuries.More details Price: £850.00
Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry; Elegant Epistles: Being a Copius Collection of Familiar and Amusing Letters.
London: Johnson, Baldwin et al., 1805 & 1807, 1806. 4 books, bound in two volumes, 9 inches tall. A splendid 2 volume set in full Georgian tree calf with raised bands, gilt pallets, red labels and blue speckled edges. With four engraved title pages. With the bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart of Wynyard Park. Two classic and highly influential anthologies drawing on references from classical times through to the greatest writers of the 18th century. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.More details Price: £400.00
Calliope. A Selection of Ballads.
London: Suttaby et al., 1816. Full morocco, 5 inches tall. A delightful Regency straight grain morocco binding with gilt bands and intricate extra gilt tooling to the panels. On the boards a gilt foliate centre tool is framed within an ornate gilt roll. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and title page. A charming anthology of ballads, 'Legendary and Pathetic'.More details Price: £280.00
La Lyre Française.
London: Macmillan, 1867. Full crushed morocco, 6 inches tall. An elegant binding by Holloway with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt centre tools to the panels, dentelles and all edges. Two bookplates. An anthology of French poetry with the verse in the original French and the preface and notes in English. A delightful volume.More details Price: £200.00