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Rogers, Samuel
The Pleasures of Memory with Other Poems
Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, London, 1810. Stothard. New edition, first with these illustrations. Numerous vignette engravings by Clennell after Stothard. [vii], 167, [1] pp. T. Bensley Printer, printed entirely on INDIA PAPER. 1 vols. 8vo. On India Paper. One of only a few copies on India paper. Inscribed on the title-page "A Present / From the Author / to / T.J. Mathias." Thomas James Mathias (1754?-1835) was a poet and Italian scholar. Rogers writes of him in Table Talk. With an autograph letter, signed ("Saml Rogers"), from the author to Mathias, mentioning the India paper edition: ". wood-cuts, which poor Hoppner saw and admired exceedingly .To do them justice I have printed off a few copies on India paper." Ray says of Stothard's illustrations for this work that "they are among the best wood engravings of the early nineteenth century." They were engraved by Luke Clennell, one of Bewick's most gifted students. With a note on the front pastedown that this copy was bought from Mathias' estate in Naples in 1836 by P. Faulkner. Ray, England, 54 Quarter contemporary morocco and marbled boards. Spine rubbed, some light foxing throughout Numerous vignette engravings by Clennell after Stothard. [vii], 167, [1] pp. T. Bensley Printer, printed entirely on INDIA PAPER. 1 vols. 8vo New edition, first with these illustrations. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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