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THE BOOK OF RUBIES - Book of Rubies - 1866. 
Charles Scribner, New York 1866 - First edition. 384p. Every page with a red border and red initials. Bound in an intricate mosaic binding of full navy morocco, a.e.g., the spine densely gilt with central red onlays, the covers in a rather grolieresque style also densely gilt and with onlays in red and tan, red silk flyleaves, the doblures of red morocco with intricate gilt border frames and featuring a central figure of Cupid. Poets include Akenside, Aytoun, Bulwer-Lytton, Burns, Byron, Donne, Coleridge, Keats, Poe, Prior, Shakespeare, Skelton, and many others. Splits to the joints professionally stabilized, all else fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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