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Edmund Lodge
Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. Engraved from Authentic Pictures in The Galleries of The Nobility and The Public Collections of The Country With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Actions
London: Harding and Lepard, 1835. Later Edition. Twelve Volumes bound in six, with gilt titles and decoration, red and blue leather spines. A nicely bound set of Lodge's portraits. A collection of portraits, accompanied by short biographies, of eminent British figures throughout history from Edmund Lodge. Illustrated with two hundred and forty engraved plates (collated and complete). Including biographies of Katherine Parr, Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cranmer, Francis Drake, Catherine of Braganza, Henry VIII, Nelson, Wellington, Bacon and many others. Sir Edmund Lodge, KH (1756-1839), was a long-serving English officer of arms, a writer on heraldic subjects, and a compiler of short biographies. Complete in twelve volumes. In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, smart, with beautifully decorated spines in gilt with red and blue leather, marbled boards with some rubbing and wear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some foxing and tanning to the plates and end papers. Approximately 10 ½ inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – gilt titles on red leather, gilt decoration, scratches and marks, to Vol I particularly. Joints – good condition – sound, gently rubbed. Corners – good condition – minor bumping. Boards – good condition – worn marbled boards. Page edges – good condition – all edges gilt, top edge darkened. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – sound. Paste downs – good condition – marbled. End papers – good condition – marbled. Title – good condition – slightly tanned and foxed. Pages – good co … [Click Below for Full Description]
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