REYNOLDS, Frederic Mansel 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

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