An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Written by Himself.

CIBBER, Colley.

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Nimmo
Date Published: 1889

Description: 2 volumes. A New Edition with Notes and Supplement by Robert W. Lowe. Illustrated with 26 (52) original mezzotint portraits by R. B. Parkes, and 18 etchings by Adolphe Lalauze. Title page printed in red & black. Thick tall 8vo, bound in full blue levant morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Ornate gilt spines with raised bands, gilt corner designs on covers, inner dentelles, uncut edges, t.e.g. London: John C. Nimmo, 1889. Fine

Comments: Extra illustrated edition. Number 5 of only 20 sets, printed on Japan paper with duplicate illustrations, before and after lettering.

Edition: Limited
Binding: hardcover
Condition: fine
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 143890

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