299
299
Caulfield, James 
PORTRAITS, MEMOIRS, AND CHARACTERS, OF REMARKABLE PERSONS FROM THE REVOLUTION IN 1688 TO THE END OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE II. LONDON: H.R. YOUNG AND T.H. WHITLEY, 1819-20 
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1,0001,500
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299
Caulfield, James 
PORTRAITS, MEMOIRS, AND CHARACTERS, OF REMARKABLE PERSONS FROM THE REVOLUTION IN 1688 TO THE END OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE II. LONDON: H.R. YOUNG AND T.H. WHITLEY, 1819-20 
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1,0001,500
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Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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Caulfield, James 
PORTRAITS, MEMOIRS, AND CHARACTERS, OF REMARKABLE PERSONS FROM THE REVOLUTION IN 1688 TO THE END OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE II. LONDON: H.R. YOUNG AND T.H. WHITLEY, 1819-20 
4 volumes, 8vo (9 1/8 x 5 3/4 in.; 23 x 14.6 cm). Half-titles, 155 engraved plates, woodcut tailpieces; some minor foxing, offsetting. Full contemporary olive English morocco, covers elaborately stamped in gilt and blind with greek key pattern, multiple rules, and fleur-de-lis cornerpieces, spines with raised bands in five compartments, second and fourth gilt lettered, others with repeat overall decoration in gilt, all edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt, violet coated endpapers; spines uniformly sunned, rubbing to joints, some staining to endpapers.
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Provenance

Marquessate of Sligo (armorial bookpates to front pastedowns) 

Literature

Cohn 125
Douglas 35
Lowndes I:394
Truman 130

Catalogue Note

First edition. A colorful Who's Who of sorts, or "rouges gallery," which includes biographical portraits of a notorious bookseller, incompetent criminals, James Poro and his parasitic twin, and Bampfylde Moore Carew, a cross dressing con-man and spurious clairvoyant (just to name a few).

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York