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Leonidas: A Poem

£125.00

Product description

Small book 13cm x 7.5cm. Quarter bound with brown calf spine decorated in gilt, gilt titles on a darker brown background. The spine is worn at the top and chipped at the base, the hinges are worn with splits in the top calf layer but the boards are still well attached. The boards have calf edges but are mostly marbled, the paper matching the endpapers. The page edges are also marbled but this has faded to a large degree. The front hinge is lightly cracked at the pastedown. On the reverse of the first free endpaper there is a small gift inscription in pencil dated 1875; on the opposite page is an owner name in the top right corner in green. The engraved frontispiece and first title page are separated by the original protective tissue which is now tanned. At the top of the second title page is another owner name in ink. The binding is very tight and the rest of the text block is unmarked. A beautiful, small book published in the reign of George III. The author Richard Glover was an English poet and politician. In 1737 he published Leonidas, an epic poem in praise of liberty, which was thought to have a special reference to the politics of the time.

Item details

Added value:
Very scarce edition from 1810
Author(s):
Glover, Richard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13cm x 7.5cm
Edition:
1810
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
167
Publisher:
J Walker & J Harris

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£7.50
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About this item

Small book 13cm x 7.5cm. Quarter bound with brown calf spine decorated in gilt, gilt titles on a darker brown background. The spine is worn at the top and chipped at the base, the hinges are worn with splits in the top calf layer but the boards are still well attached. The boards have calf edges but are mostly marbled, the paper matching the endpapers. The page edges are also marbled but this has faded to a large degree. The front hinge is lightly cracked at the pastedown. On the reverse of the first free endpaper there is a small gift inscription in pencil dated 1875; on the opposite page is an owner name in the top right corner in green. The engraved frontispiece and first title page are separated by the original protective tissue which is now tanned. At the top of the second title page is another owner name in ink. The binding is very tight and the rest of the text block is unmarked. A beautiful, small book published in the reign of George III. The author Richard Glover was an English poet and politician. In 1737 he published Leonidas, an epic poem in praise of liberty, which was thought to have a special reference to the politics of the time.

Added value:
Very scarce edition from 1810
Author(s):
Glover, Richard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13cm x 7.5cm
Edition:
1810
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
167
Publisher:
J Walker & J Harris

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