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SCOTT'S JOHN DRYDEN SUPERB 18 VOLS 1808 FINE LEATHER EARL OF OSSERY COPY IRISH
1808. This is a used item. Please see item description for further details. RECOGNISED AS BEING ONE OF THE BEST EDITED WORKS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE : The Works of John Dryden. Now first collected in Eighteen Volumes. Illustrated with Notes, historical, critical, and explanatory, and a Life of the Author by Walter Scott, Esq. Miller, London 1808. Eighteen Volumes. First Scott Edition. Octavo; frontispiece vol one. Large folding plate in Vol 6. All half titles present.except vol thirteen. Fine contemporary binding of full calf, greek key border to boards, the spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and motifs in compartments. Few joints sl rubbed, occasional blemish and worn patch to some boards, some corners and edge sl worn, occasional spots but this is a G-VG set of this monumental work in the annals of English literature, Scott's informative notes providing an illuminating aspect to Dryden and his times. This is the Earl of Ormonde & Ossory's copy, with his armorial bookplate to each volume. Most volumes have this bookplate supplanted with that of one C.H.Butler Clarke of Ulcombe. The Earl was an Irish Peer and friend of the future King William IV.
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