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AIKIN, Lucy – Memoirs of the Court of King James the First.
London: Longman et al, 1822. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid Georgian full diced calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels. Armorial bookplate and early ink inscription at head of the title page. Foxing to, and offsetting from the 2 engraved frontispieces. Lord Macaulay was a great admirer of Lucy Aikin and singled out this title for especial praise.More details Price: £280.00
Sylvan Sketches; or, A Companion to the Park and the Shrubbery: with Illustrations from the Works of the Poets.
London: Taylor and Hessey, 1825. Full diced calf, 8.5 inches tall. A near contemporary binding with gilt raised bands, blind and gilt pallets and gilt centre tools. A bookplate has been rather roughly removed from the paste-down endpaper. A curious and scarce work. Elizabeth Kent was a respected English Botanist who wrote Flora Domestica' with her brother in law Leigh Hunt, the famous critic and writer.More details Price: £240.00
Gilbert, An Amatory Rural Poem.
London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1809. Full calf, 5 inches tall. A delightful Regency full calf binding with gilt and inked bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt and blind fillets framing the diced boards. Armorial bookplate of Sarah Phillott. Embellished with 8 charming engraved plates illustrative of young Gilbert's rural amatory adventures. This is a superb copy of this scarce work.More details Price: £240.00