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The Poets of the Nineteenth Century. Selected and Edited by the Rev. Robert Aris Willmott, Incumbent of Bearwood. Illustrated with One Hundred Engravings, Drawn by Eminent Artists, and Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel
[by R. Clay for] George Routledge & Co., London 1857 - Large 8vo. [231 x 166 x 38 mm]. xv, [i], 399, [1] pp. Contemporary binding by Mansell of Oxford (signed with an inked pallet on the front endleaf) of green goatskin, the covers with a wide border composed of gilt and blind fillets and three gilt ornamental rolls. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second, the others filled with fronds and fleurons on a dotted background, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with gilt rolls, patterned endleaves, gilt edges. The first edition of this collection, embellished with delightful woodcuts. Subsequent editions appeared in 1869 and 1899. This is a fine copy, with just a little light spotting or foxing. In a handsome and well preserved binding by Mansell. The Oxford census for 1861 has William Mansell, book binder, aged 32, living with his wife and four children at 36 Holywell Street, and Edward Mansell, book binder, aged 44, unmarried and deaf, lodging at 39 George Street. [Attributes: First Edition]
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