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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray, Thomas Parnell, William Collins, Matthew Green and Thomas Warton. Five books in one volume. 140.00
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Gray, Thomas; Parnell, Thomas; Collins, William; Green, Matthew; Warton, Thomas; Foster, Birket [illus]; Willmott, Robert Aris [ed.]

Catalogue No.: k2093

Publisher:

London: George Routledge & Co

Edition:

Reprint; Published Date: 1854

Illustrations:

B/w plates by Birket Foster and E Corbould

Dimensions:

170 x 120 mm (7 x 5 inches) - 128pp, 108pp, 91pp, 44pp, 190pp.

Appearance:

Red hardback morrocco leather cover.

Condition:

VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Marbled endpapers and gauffered gilt edges. Bookplate to front pastedown.

Binding by R R Balfour, High Street, Montrose. Gauffering, or goffering as it is also known, is likely as old as the process of edge-gilding. In its simplest form, gauffering involved impressing a pattern into the edges of a book, after they had been gilded, with warm finishing tools or rolls. Presumably due to the work involved, it was not a common form of decoration and by the mid-1600s the practice had mostly died out. The 19th century saw its resurgence, however, with numerous ornate and religious bindings sporting a variety of lace-like repeating patterns.

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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray, Thomas Parnell, William Collins, Matthew Green and Thomas Warton. Five books in one volume.
The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray, Thomas Parnell, William Collins, Matthew Green and Thomas Warton. Five books in one volume.