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BELL'S POETS OF GREAT BRITAIN. THOMAS TICKELL. 1781

BELL'S POETS OF GREAT BRITAIN. THOMAS TICKELL. 1781


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Books: Bindings: Pre 1800: Item # 1121247
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS TICKELL. With The Life Of The Author. Bell's Edition. Edinburg (sic): At The Apollo Press, By The Martins, 1781. 5" x 3". Bound in full leather. Gilt tooled Greek Key design on both covers. The spine with gilt lyre designs in compartments and red and black onlays. Marbled endpapers. Engraved pictorial title: "Beneath a lofty tulip's shade/Sat the young lover and th'Immortal maid". Head of spine and joints rubbed but overall a very good copy. This notable series was published from 1777 to 1783 and consisted of 109 volumes. John Bell (1745-1831) chose the best engravers and yet issued volumes costing only six shillings each at a time when similar volumes were many times that. This volume is number 75.