Item #124610 The Poems of Thomas Gray, Embellished with Engravings from the Designs of Richd. Westall R.A. Thomas. Westall Gray, Richard.

The Poems of Thomas Gray, Embellished with Engravings from the Designs of Richd. Westall R.A.

1821. London: John Sharpe, 1821.

8vo, xxx, 134 pp. Extra engraved title and five other plates with illustrations by Richard Westall engraved by W. Finden. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full crushed green morocco paneled with a triple gilt fillet, backstrip with raised bands ruled in gilt and blind, the backstrip compartments and board corners with floral ornaments composed of gilt and red leather onlays, top edge gilt. An attractive book with just light wear: boards lightly rubbed, tips worn, backstrip darkened, small spot on upper board. Very good.

§ A prettily bound selection of poems including "On the Death of A Favourite Cat," "The Descent of Odin," and "Elegy, Written in Country Churchyard." Richard Westall was a successful painter of historical scenes and portraits and was art teacher to Queen Victoria in her youth. He provided illustrations for many books, including Boydell's editions of Shakespeare and Milton, but is best known perhaps for his paintings of scenes from the life of Admiral Nelson and for his three portraits of Lord Byron. Item #124610

Price: $150.00

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