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(BINDINGS - FRÖDING OF AMSTERDAM). YORKE, PHILIP, EARL OF HARDWICKE, CHARLES YORKE, and others
ATHENIAN LETTERS: OR, THE EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE OF AN AGENT OF THE KING OF PERSIA, RESIDING AT ATHENS DURING THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
London: T. Cadell jun. & W. Davies, 1798. First Illustrated Edition, to which is prefixed a geographical index. 290 x 225 mm. (11 1/2 x 8 3/4"). Two volumes. Edited by Thomas Birch. First Illustrated Edition, to which is prefixed a geographical index. HANDSOME EARLY 19TH CENTURY MARBLED CALF BY J. FRÖDING OF AMSTERDAM (his ticket on front free endpaper), covers framed by thick and thin rules and bead-and-feather chain roll, smooth spine of dark red straight-grain morocco gilt in a Neoclassical style, with panels formed by chain and Greek key rolls containing sunburst centerpiece encircled by garlands, one green and one black morocco label, gilt-hatched turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece portraits of Philip and Charles Yorke, 11 engraved busts of famous Athenians, and a folding map of Greece.For the binder: Van Leeuwen, "Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the 18th Century" I, 714. Boards tending to splay slightly, joints faintly rubbed, the leaves immediately adjacent to the map a bit browned, occasional mild foxing or tiny rust stains, but AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE COPY--clean and fresh internally with generous margins, and in a stately, lustrous binding.This is an especially pleasing copy of the definitive edition of an epistolary novel comprising a group of fictional letters purportedly written during the Peloponnesian War, and featuring a notably handsome binding by Amsterdam artisan Jonas Fröding. Begun as an academic exercise among friends headed by Philip Yorke, second Earl of Hardwicke (1720-90), and his brother Charles (1722-70), "L … [Click Below for Full Description]
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