BOUND BY MULLEN OF DUBLIN
SPENCER, CAMPION, HANMER, & MARLEBURROUGH. Ancient Irish Histories. The Works of Spencer, Campion, Hanmer and Marleburrough. Containing Spencer’s View of the State of Ireland and Campion’s Historie of Ireland. Two volumes. With list of subscribers. Dublin: Reprinted at the Hibernia Press, Temple-Lane, for the Proprietors, by John Morrison, 1809. Roy. 8vo. pp. (1) [ii], 22, , 266, , 204 +errata, (2) [iv], 410, , 32. Presentation inscription on f.f.e. to the Reverend Doctor Ledwich. Bound by George Mullen of Dublin, in full contemporary diced russia calf, with his ticket on the fly-leaf (oval orange engraved label with a black border: Geo. Mullen/ Book-Binder/ 27 Temple-Bar/ Dublin). Covers decorated with a wide palmette gilt-tooled roll, enclosed by a greek-key roll, with gilt-studded corner tools to a floral design.
The spine, which was professionally rebacked, preserving the original, has five gilt raised bands and four gilt-tooled compartments; title lettered in the second and fourth compartments with the imprint and date lettered on the tail; board-edges gilt; turn-ins gilt; marbled end-papers; all edges marbled; cream and white silk end-bands; purple marker. A very attractive example.