IN FINE BINDING WITH A FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTING
MOORE, Thomas. The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore. Complete in one volume. With engraved portrait. London: Longman, Green, 1875. Royal octavo. pp. lv, 691 (double column), . Engraved half-title of Sloperton Cottage, Devizes. Bound in Victorian publisher’s green morocco. Covers framed by triple gilt fillets and lavishly decorated in gilt to a panel and floral design. Spine divided into six panels by five raised bands, title in gilt
direct in the second, the remainder tooled in gilt to a centre-and-corner design; floral gilt dentelles; cream endpapers; green silk marker; gold endbands. Presentation inscription on front free endpaper, dated December, 1878. All edges gilt. With a fine fore-edge painting of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the river Thames with ladies and gentlemen strolling and resting along its bank. Occasional mild foxing to front and rear endpapers. A fine copy with a fine exquisite fore-edge painting.