TRIVIA: OR, THE ART OF WALKING THE STREETS OF LONDON

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TRIVIA: OR, THE ART OF WALKING THE STREETS OF LONDON
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London: Bernard Lintott, . First Edition Octavo (5-1/2" x 8-3/4") bound in full polished calf with gilt-ruled borders and gilt dentelles by F. Bedford. One of only 250 copies of the Large Paper Issue with the engraved headpiece and ornaments. Gay's best remembered poem and thought by many to be the greatest poem written on life in London in English literature. This copy has a most distinguished provenance with the bookplates of Helen Hay Whitney on the front free endpaper and those of Henry & Elizabeth Mary Collins and Robert Hoe on the front pastedown. On the front blank are several neat older notes establishing an earlier provenance including "Heber's 4th sale 1834. No. 889" and "From Dr. Bliss's Sale. 3 July 1858." In a very small hand might be a reference to the 1803 sale of the John Woodhouse library. Clean copy recently and sympathetically rebacked with gilt decorations and the original burgundy gilt-lettered morocco spine label. A lovely copy with a distinguished provenance (Item ID: 012398)


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