London: Printed for the Author by W. Bulmer & W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, 1821. 1st Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/Near Fine. Item #009041
Three Volumes, 4to., xxv(v)462, lxxix - Bibliographical indices, (i), corrections; (2) 555; (ii)622, (lxii) supplement. Gorgeous First Edition, beautifully bound in contemporary long-grained tanned morocco, four raised bands, elaborate spine decorations and dentelles in gilt; titles in gilt. gilt borders on all boards. a.e.g. Complete with 83 plates without text and 63 plates with text. Remarkably well-preserved set. Square, tight and generally clean throughout save a few light and scattered spots. As is usual, off-setting to page opposite plates, even some of those with tissue guards. Some quite mild rubbing and edge-wear. A tiny scuff here and there. Laid in is the printed Grolier Club announcement of its December, 1935 meeting, "...devoted to Thomas Frognall Dibdin, the bibliographer and bibliophile, 1776-1847". The pamphlet includes an engraved portrait of Dibdin. A most handsome, collectable set. Please note: International and Priority orders will require additional postage.