A Christmas and New Year’s present for 1829. Edited by Frederic Shoberl.

London, R. Ackermann, 1828.


12mo. pp. 418 (iv advertisements). Contains 14 steel engravings after the popular painters of those days, including one fine plate after John Martin. Also containing a full page specimen of Congreve-printing with an embossed decoration in the style of Wedgeworth biscuit ware on a light-brown background. Publisher’s apple-green boards with all-over printed decoration, hinges cracking but not loose, and a small piece of the green paper missing from the lower corner of the binding; otherwise a very clean copy in fine condition, a.e.g.. From the “magnificent library” (Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th ed) of Schloss Tetschen in Bohemia (Austria), carrying the bookplate of count von Thun-Hohenstein-Tetsch and his library stamp on the first free endpaper. Faxon 1304.