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SMITH, Albert.
The Marchioness of Brinvilliers. Illustrated by John Leech. Bentley's Miscellany.
London: Richard Bentley, 1845. 8vo (9½" tall). Superb full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine, bound with special title page, contents and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh. Engraved frontispiece portrait bound in. A fabulous deluxe binding by TOUT, with wonderful illustrations by Leech. In the mid-nineteenth century heyday of Bentley's Miscellany, the periodical published the serialised first printings of titles by authors including Dickens, Ainsworth, Smith and Barham, the popularity of which were greatly enhanced by the illustrations of Cruikshank, Leech and Crowquill. Uniformly bound with our other selections from Bentley's Miscellany. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB [Deal, KENT, United Kingdom]
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