[FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS]. Stat Nominis Umbra.

JUNIUS.

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Vernor & Hood
Date Published: 1797

Description: 2 volumes. Engraved frontispieces & title vignettes; in-text woodcuts by Bewick and fine stipple portraits by Ridley throughout. xxxi, 274; vi, 318, [2]pp. 8vo, bound in contemporary red straight-grained morocco with gilt-stamped spines (joints and extremities worn; some foxing and toning). London: Printed by T. Bensley for Vernor and Hood, 1797.

Comments: Each volume has a handsome fore-edge painting depicting New York and Philadelphia harbor scenes. The letters of "Junius," originally appearing in the "Public Advertiser" from November of 1768 to January of 1772, represent one of the great mysteries of English literature. No author ever claimed credit for these letters, though they were ascribed to every prominent Whig of the period... Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818), who was a clerk in the War Office when the "Junius" letters were written, is generally considered to be the mystery writer, though he denied this association to the end of his life.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 165713


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Just a quick message to let you know that I have received the book last week, 1726, in a French armorial binding. Just beautiful, a great addition to my collection. Thanks again for selling such quality items and hope to trade with you again. Best regards from France - Adrien
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