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A Winter in London; or, Sketches of Fashion; a Novel

A Winter in London; or, Sketches of Fashion; a Novel

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A Winter in London; or, Sketches of Fashion; a Novel

by Surr, Thomas Skinner (1770-1847)

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London: Richard Phillips, 1806. Hardcover. Very Good. Eighth edition, octavo, three volumes; vii, [i], 272, 276, 264pp. In contemporary half calf over marbled boards (a little rubbed at extrermities), spine divided into five compartments by gilt rolls, gilt lettered red leather title and volume number labels in second and third compartments respectively, remaining compartments gilt. Early ink ownership name to volume 1 front free endpaper, volume 1 title-page 'Sketches of Fashion' obliterated by neat early ink hatching, sporadic light staining and soiling. Attractive early example of Surr's most popular work, said to have (literally) mortified Georgiana Cavendish upon learning that she was the inspiration for the character of a desperate gambler in the novel.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
A Winter in London; or, Sketches of Fashion; a Novel
Author
Surr, Thomas Skinner (1770-1847)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
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Publisher
Richard Phillips
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1806
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
thomas skinner surr winter london novel regency AUSTEN fashion fashionable life novel
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Antiquarian books; Antiquarian English Literature;
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Lyppard Books was established in Worcester, UK, in 2012, adopting the unusual name from Lyppard Grange, once a farm attached to the monastery of Worcester's ancient cathedral. We maintain a small and select stock of English and Continental antiquarian titles from the dawn of western printing to the 19th century, and aim to offer original, early examples of scarce and sought-after texts.

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Octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
Marbled boards
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Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....

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