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Confessions of an Oxonian by  J.]  Thomas]; [Findlay - First Edition - 1826 - from Temple Rare Books and

Confessions of an Oxonian

by [Little, Thomas]; [Findlay, J.]

Condition: Very Good

London: J. J. Stockdale, 1826. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [2], viii, xii, ii, (7)-212, 2pp; Volume Two - [2], (5)-243pp, [1] and Volume Three - [2], (5)-284pp. Later full calf by Riviere, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, contrasting volume label to third, remaining with central floral device surrounded by dots in a lozenge with small volute corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border, ruled to edges, roll to inner edges, all in gilt, a.e.g. Slightly rubbed to extremities, but generally bright and clean. Internally some light browning, occasional light foxing, plates trimmed with some off-setting. Previous owner's (George Seton Veitch) armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Complete with thirty-six hand-coloured plates (eleven in volume one, twelve in volume two and thirteen in volume three), now housed in a cloth slipcase. An attractive set of an uncommon work. Cordeaux and Merry University 4731; Abbey Scenery 281. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Findlay, J. 12mo.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Temple Rare Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000983
  • Title: Confessions of an Oxonian
  • Author: [Little, Thomas]; [Findlay, J.]
  • Illustrator: Findlay, J
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J. J. Stockdale
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1826
  • Keywords: Noisbn, Colour Plate, Oxford, Fine Binding, Fiction
  • Size: 12mo


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