MOORE, Thomas, Esq. Lalla Rookh an Oriental Romance. Illustrated with engravings from drawings by imminent artists [IN EXQUISITE BINDING WITH PAINTED ONLAYS]


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Twentieth edition. London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1842. Twentieth edition. Octavo. pp. viii, 396. Bound by J. Wright in full maroon morocco. Covers framed by triple gilt and dotted fillets enclosing a wide garland of flowers with onlays painted in red, green, brown, white, yellow and grey. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title in gilt direct in the second, the remainder tooled in gilt to a floral pattern with painted onlays; board-edges ruled in gilt; wide gilt doublures; gold patterned endpapers; red, green and brown endbands. Gaufferred edges. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Topham, Knight of the Legion of Honour. Occasional light spotting to prelims and margins of some plates. A near fine copy in a splendid binding.
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Additional titlepage, engraved. Illustrated by Edward Corbould, Kenny Meadow and T.P. Stephanoff. Ramsden in his London Book Binders states John Wright was “a binder of the highest order”. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Sir William Topham, Knight of the Legion of Honour. Lieut.-Col. Sir William Topham, K.C.H. 1853, lieutenant of the honourable corps of H.M.’s Bodyguard of Gentlemen-at-arms 1853-78. Knight of the legion of honour of France 1859, and honourable lieutenant royal naval reserve since. Student of the Middle Temple, called to the bar in 1836. He was the eldest son of Lupton Topham, of Middleham, Yorks, Gent. (see Foster’s Baronetage).


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