With forty-seven engraved plates. Four volumes. Londra [i.e. Leghorn?]: 1781. 12mo. Si vende in Livorno presso Gio. Tomo. Masi e Comp. The imprint is false; probably printed in Leghorn. The titlepages are engraved. The titlepages are engraved. Bound in walnut calf by William M’Kenzie of Dublin. Covers framed by a gilt chain-link roll. Flat spine divided into five compartments by triple gilt fillets and a gilt chain-link roll. Title in gilt on red morocco letterpieces in the second, volume number in gilt on green morocco label in the fourth, the remainder with circular red morocco onlays elaborately tooled in gilt. McDonnell and Healy tools: 21, 28, R4, and R16. Board edges hatched in gilt. The present bindings represent the typical style of McKenzie with green, yellow, pink, red, white and black splash-marbled endpapers. All edges green. Some minor wear to extremities and joints, otherwise a fine copy in a very good and rare M’Kenzie binding. From the library of Thomas Burgh with his name stamped on upper covers and his bookplate on front pastedowns. Signature of his wife Florinda Burgh on titlepages dated 1784. Annotated throughout. Toning of pages. A most attractive set.
ESTC T169316 with 5 locations only.
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