21st July 2021
BINDING. - James THOMSON. The Seasons. London: James Wallis, 1805. New edition, 8vo (154 x 94mm.) Wood-engraved vignette to title, 9 wood-engraved plates by Bewick. (Toning.) Near contemporary brown straight-grain morocco, blind-tooled borders with large, densely in-filled scallop gilt corner-pieces to both covers, two black morocco lettering pieces to the spine, silk moiré pastedowns and endpapers, elaborate gilt turn-ins and rolling fleur-de-lys gilt borders to the endpapers, g.e. (light rubbing). Provenance: Isabella Tod (name inscribed to title-page).
Hammer price: £95
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