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The Seasons.
Printed for John Sharpe, 1824. 12mo. xii, 215, [1] pp. Engraved half-title, plates; some foxing. Original full crimson straight-grained blind- and gilt-stamped morocco, all edges gilt; mildly rubbed. Inscribed: Kate Broadwood from Miss Peggy Dec. 1828. Prize for writing -. Signed Sophy Coffey, April, /74. [1874]. ca. 1920s drop-back morocco-backed rec cloth case [case joint mended with kozo]. Lovely book. With a splendid and charming fore-edge painting from a fine artist, unknown. The scene is that of a hunter on his horse sport-shooting at game fowl [two are seen aloft], his two dogs are engaged in the hunt. The scene is painted ca. late 1920s. See the evidence of the provenance (below) to prove that this fore-edge painting was made prior to 1937. Because the owner at that time likely owned the book for 5-10 years, this should point to the time when the book was likely painted. This book, with its long provenance, has a proven point of origin, giving by evidence what one wants to know, that is when is any fore-edge painting painted PROVENANCE: [Before fore-edge painting]: Kate Broadwood Sophy Coffey [1874]. [After Fore-edge painting]: Sold at Samuel T. Freeman, Auctions, the library of the Hon. James Gay Gordon [probably with additions], sold November 19, 1937, lot 446 "Beneath the gilt on the fore-edge appears a finely executed painting of a hunter shooting birds from horseback." [unknown buyer] Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, Catalogue 365, item 102 [mentions the "Turkey morocco and plain cloth box case"] purchased by Phoebe Jane Easton (she later wrote her history of m … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [CARLSBAD, California, US]

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