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Rogers, Samuel. Poems. London: Edward Moxon [colophon: Chiswick Press: Pr. by C. Whittingham], 1839. 16mo (16.7 cm, 6.625"). viii, 311,  pp.; illus. $100.00
Nicely bound selection of poems from the celebrated Romantic-era English poet and member of the Dickens circle, with many charming vignettes (head- and tailpieces), mostly of women, scattered throughout the work. The vignettes were done by Thomas Stothard, with some bearing his logo.
Binding: 19th-century black pebbled calf, spine with gilt title surrounded by various double gilt rules and arabesque stamps, covers framed with double fillets in blind around two drawer pulls connected by a rule of dots surrounding a mostly oval gilt foliate design. All edges gilt; original brown silk ribbon placeholder present. Front pastedown with binder's ticket of T. Edmondson, 38 Marketplace, Lancaster.
Provenance: With gift inscription "Elisabeth Sophia Jameson to her much Loved Daughter Maryanne Jameson Lancaster July the 7 1848" on front fly-leaf in ink and a pencilled note "C.S.F. July 10 1915" immediately below. A small rubber-stamp green monogram, possibly C.S.F.'s, appears at the bottom of the title-page. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Binding as above, very gently rubbed at corners and joints, top back joint (outside) just starting, front cover very slightly splayed. Light age-toning throughout, a handful of specks, one small marginal spot. Provenance markings as above, binder's ticket offsetting to front endpaper. Despite the sound of the necessarily recited faults, this is => a strong, lovely copy of this handsome production. (38254) Please RESHELVE This.
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