BLAGDON, FRANCIS WILLIAM, AND GEORGE MORLAND. 'AUTHENTIC MEMOIRS OF THE LATE GEORGE MORLAND ... TOGETHER WITH A FACSIMILE OF HIS WRITING, SPECIMENS OF HIS HIEROGLYPHICAL SKETCHES, &C'. LONDON: EDWARD ORME, 1806 [WATERMARKED 1824]
3,000 - 5,000 USD
- 'Authentic Memoirs of the late George Morland ... Together with a Facsimile of His Writing, Specimens of His Hieroglyphical Sketches, &c'. London: Edward Orme, 1806 [watermarked 1824]
- Paper, ink, leather
Oblong folio (17 5/16 x 22 3/4 in.; 440 x 580mm). Letterpress title, 20 plates including frontispiece, etched facsimile of Morland's writing printed as an illustration on p.12 of the text; occasional light marginal soiling. Contemporary half roan, morocco label to upper board with decorative border and text in gilt; extremities rubbed, upper corners of covers with old inelegant repairs.
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (bookplate to front pastedown; his sale, Christie's London, 27 January 2006, lot 634)
Abbey 'Life', 208 (upright folio issue); Tooley 91
The Duke of Gloucester copy.