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Birmingham, England: Printed by John Baskerville, 1773. 5th or later Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine. Item #010624
Three Volumes, Tall 8vo., iv(2)364pp, (4)443pp., (3)391pp. plus 49p index. Beautiful Fifth Edition Bound in contemporary full brown calf. 3/4 red morocco. Gilt ruled and decorated spine compartments. Volume and date in gilt and tin gilt upon red leather spine labels in C2. Boards bordered in gilt as are board fore-edges. t.e.g. Marbled end-papers. Illustrated frontis in Vol. 1 and head pieces in all three. Square, tight and remarkably clean throughout with no foxing. Some edge discoloration to the last blank in each volume. Re-backed in likely later 19th century calf with no discernible wear. Fairly light wear to edges and tips and some surface rubbing. Gilt borders rubbed and faded in spots. A simply gorgeous collectable set and quite uncommon as such.