Portraits of The British Poets: Vol. I by Anon
1824. Half bound leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering. Marbled endpaper, paste-down and text block edges. Vol. I: From Chaucer to Cowper and Beattie. Contains illustrated plates. Mildly finger-marked pages with light tanning and moderate foxing throughout. Former owner's name to title page, dated 1829. Slightly cracked guttering with exposed netting. Binding remains firm. Shadowing and tanning from plates to pages opposite. A couple of small scuffs to front endpaper. A few small nicks to text block edges. Boards are moderately tanned, especially at edges. Noticeable scuffing and water marks to front and rear panels. Scuffing to edges and corners. Moderate rub wear to surfaces and edges with minor bumping to spine ends. More noticeable bumps to corners. Some creasing to spine edges, with overall slight bowing.