The Poetical Works of William Collins,

Collins (William)

The Poetical Works of William Collins,

[...] to which is prefixed a Life of the Author by Dr Johnson.

Description: numerous half-page stipple engraved vignettes with scenes from the poems, minimal age yellowing, minor ink marks from edge of one leaf, extreme upper outer blank corner of last couple of leaves faintly waterstained, pp. [2, blank], xiv, [2], 165, [1], on thick wove paper, 8vo, contemporary stright-grained crimson morocco by C. Hering (his binder's label to verso of ffep), double gilt ruled, gilt fleurons to corners, small cethras gilt to triple gilt ruled compartments, inner edges gilt, a.e.g., head of spine a trifle scuffed

Publication Details: London: Printed by T. Bensley, 1798

Notes: A crisp and clean copy, printed on thick wove paper and charmingly illustrated, of William Collins's poetic works. The very handsome binding was produced by Charles Hering, who signed it with his binder's label. 'As the artistic successor to Roger Payne, the doyen of English bookbinders, Hering catered for the leading bibliophiles of the period. With the death of Payne, whom he had principally patronized, George John, 2nd Earl Spencer, who collected what is reputed to have been the finest private library in Europe, employed the services of Charles Hering for binding his books' (Marks, p.46). ...more

Bibliography: ESTC T125340. J.G. Marks, 'Bookbinding Practices of the Hering Family', EBLK, 1980, pp.44-60.

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Price: £275

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1798

Stock Number: 69424

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