FINDEN, Edward. The Beauties of Moore: A Series of Portraits of his Principal Female Characters, from Paintings by Eminent Artists, made expressly for the work. Engraved by, or under the immediate superintendence of, Mr. Edward Finden.

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FINDEN, Edward. The Beauties of Moore: A Series of Portraits of his Principal Female Characters, from Paintings by Eminent Artists, made expressly for the work. Engraved by, or under the immediate superintendence of, Mr. Edward Finden. Borders designed by J. Marchant. With a memoir of the poet and descriptive letterpress. London, Edinburgh, Dublin & New York: John Tallis [1853?]. Large quarto. First edition. pp. viii pages, [49 (leaves of plates)]. Additional engraved titlepage with vignette portrait of Thomas Moore. Each plate with guard sheet and two pages of text. Contemporary full green morocco, covers framed by double gilt and blind fillets enclosing a gilt floral roll. Spine professionally rebacked preserving original, divided into six panels, title in gilt on dark blue morocco label in the second, the remainder tooled in gilt with a floral border and Shamrocks and Irish harp in centre; board edges hatched in gilt; turn-ins hatched in black; red and gold endbands; splash marbled endpapers. A fine copy in fine binding. Extremely rare hand-coloured copy.

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