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Poetical Magazine: Dedicated To The Lovers Of The Muse (Volumes 1 - 4)
A First Edition four volume set including Rowlandson's original illustrations for "The Schoolmaster's Tour" with accompanying verses by Dr. William Combe and other poems. Published between May 1809 and April 1811.These volumes include 51 (out of 52) original hand coloured and mono plates.Please note the blank page following the last index page has been removed in Volumes 1 & 2.Physical Description (All Volumes): Hardback, 8vo (approx 8.5 inches / 21.5 cm tall).External Conditions: Significant general wear and rubbing to the diced calf boards and spines with some loss (1.5 inch / 3.5cm joint split on Volume 4 with further splits developing on Volumes 1, 3 & 4 - Volume 2 spine strip missing), spine labels present on Volumes 3 & 4 but missing on Volume 1, gilt spine lettering and decoration very heavily rubbed but still present.Most boards and all text blocks securely bound but hinges cracked with binding cords visible in all four volumes (Volume 2 front board only very weakly held by a single cord; a small number of pages are slightly protruding with resultant edge wear).Internal Conditions: Owner's name-plate ("John Mottershead") on front pastedowns (Volume 4 nameplate largely removed with residue remaining), light to moderate general foxing / browning and soiling (occasionally significant to heavy), occasional paper creasing and short snags / tears, very occasional light to moderate moisture marking, moderate to heavy offsetting from the plates, text generally clear and easy to read.Total weight with packaging 2.4Kg.
      [Bookseller: Somer Books Limited]
Last Found On: 2015-11-20           Check availability:      Biblio    


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