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Lucien's Dialogues, selected by Dugard & Leeds (Hardcover, sgnd, 1739)
R. Riley, Dublin. Lucien's Dialogues, selected by Dugard & Leeds (Hardcover, sgnd, 1739) Rare old copy of Lucien's Dialogues. Translated by Dryden "and several Eminant Hands" and selected by Dugard & Leeds. This copy was printed in Dublin in 1739 by R. Reilly on Cork-Hills for George Risk, George Ewing, and William Smith, Booksellers in Dame Street. It is from the Library of the Marquess of Headfort, a title in the Peerage of Ireland created in 1800 for Thomas Taylour, the 2nd Earl of Bective. There is a bookplate with the Marquess of headfirst title and coat of arms on the inside of the front cover. The book is signed and dated by a Thomas Taylor in 1740. The signature could be that of either the 3rd Baronet of Kells, the 1st Earl of Bective, the 1st Viscount of Headfort, and the 1st Baron of Headfort who lived from 1724 - 1795 or his father, who was the 2nd Baronet of Kells and lived from 1686 - 1757, both of whom signed their last names as Taylor - succeeding first sons became Thomas Taylours. 16mo with brown leather boards and 5 raised bars and a gilt title on the spine. 275 numbered pages plus a list of books printed for and sold by the Dame Street booksellers at the end. Sewn binding is in good shape for its age and there are gutter splits both front and back. The text is lightly tanned, has a few small corner creases, and has a waviness which appears to be age related as there is no dampstaining. There are 2 free endpapers front and back, all of which are heavily tanned on their borders. Outer edges are spotted brown - possibly foxing, but there is no evidence of fox … [Click Below for Full Description]
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