THE KEEPSAKE for 1828.
London, published for the proprietor by Hurst, Chance & Co, 1827. 8vo pp.
[xii] 312. First year of this annual. Publisher’s full crimson silk binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Binder’s ticket (F. Westley. Friar St.) preserved. Silk on hinged, head-caps and tail-caps frayed, otherwise a clean and neat copy. Edited by William Harrison Ainsworth, including Leigh Hunt’s frequently quoted introductory essay “Pocket-books and Keepsakes” (p. 1-18). Contains steel engravings after Thomas Stothard, John Martin, William Turner and others, including a frontispiece stipple engraving in colours after Stothard; an early specimen of colour printing in Britain. Contains the first printing of Shelley’s “Sadak, the Wanderer” (illustrated by John Martin). Faxon 1489 + Plates 21 and 22.