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

London, R. Ackermann, 1828.

£175

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.

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