Item #124755 Leonidas. A Poem. Fore-edge painting, Richard Glover.
Leonidas. A Poem.
Leonidas. A Poem.
Leonidas. A Poem.

Leonidas. A Poem.

1798. London: T. Bensley for F.J. Du Roveray, 1798.

2 vols. Crown 8vo. Each with a fore-edge painting. Red straight-grain morocco gilt, backstrips with black and green labels, green endpapers, all edges gilt. Backstrips rubbed and faded, boards scuffed, large stain on lower board of vol. 2.; frontispiece in vol. 1 foxed otherwise nice bright copies internally. Armorial bookplates of Edward Astle, Esq. and William Turner.

§ A once-handsome set of Richard Glover's long narrative poem in praise of liberty, each volume with a charming fore-edge painting of scenes from the English county of Dorset. Vol 1. bears an image of a view over Weymouth habor and what appears to be the ruins of Sandsfoot Castle. The painting in Vol 2. is of Beenham Court (now Cheam School) and the 18th century manor, Nonsuch House. Item #124755

Price: $1,500.00