Clare, John, with T. K. Hervey >>
Title Gem of the Season, the : With Ten Beautiful Illustrations
Book Condition Very Good with no dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher N. Y. : Leavitt & Allen; 1856
Seller ID 20219
264 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Hardcover, brown leather over beveled boards, beautiful gilt decor on spine and covers, 264 pages, all edges gilt, dark brown endpapers, 34 new (1856) literary works. Includes 9 full-page b/w engravings and one stunning full-color presentation page illustrated by Alphonse Bigot, lithographed by Thomas Sinclair, Philadelphia. ; Literary annual for 1856. Several poems by the great John Clare (1793-1864) plus short stories, poems, sketches, etc, by Miss H. F. Gould, Thomas Kibble Hervey, Thomas Moore, Rev. Charles Hughes Terrot, Alaric A. Watts, Wordsworth, anonymous and others. ; Moderate edgewear. Gift note lightly penciled on presentation page and on reverse of same, dated 1878. No other defects. Binding tight. A beautiful book.