The Story of Nell Gwyn, and the Sayings of Charles II.
Description: Related and collected by Cunningham. Edited, with Introduction, additional Notes, and a Life of the Author, by Henry B. Wheatley. 2 volumes. Extra-illustrated. Large 8vo, light green straight-grain morocco, gilt line borders on back and sides, dentelles, a.e.g., by Riviere; inner hinges repaired. London, 1892.
Comments: One of 250 copies on large paper. A splendidly extra-illustrated copy, in which various portraits of the actress and mistress of Charles II are combined with those of literary, royal and other celebrities of 17th and 18th century England. Among the 134 extra illustrations, most from late 18th and early 19th century, are many in proof state and some rare portraits, including mezzotints of James II and David Garrick.Binding: hardcover
Book ID: 17218