Book Description

First edition. Three volumes. Half calf, spine with five raised bands with contrasting labels, gilt titles and gilt decorative panels over marbled boards. 8vo.,Vol. 1 viii, 353pp., Vol. II 336 [2]pp., Vol.III iv, 346pp. Corners bumped, edges rubbed, boards a little worn, Light foxing to prelims, wear to top and tail of spine in Vol. 1.; previous owners signatures Robert Clarke …1870 on flyleaves of all three volumes, final endpaper torn from Vol. 3 with no loss, but still an attractive set with bright decorative spines.
Dealer Notes
Full title reads: Gaieties and Gravities; A Series of Essays, Comic Tales, and Fugitive Vagaries. Now First Collected. By one of the Authors of Rejected Addresses. In Three Volumes. Topics cover a wide range of subjects including Conjugalism or the Art of Making a Good Marriage, The Steam Boat from London to Calais, Women Vindicated, Walks in the Garden, The Cemetery Père La Chaise, at Paris, Pitcairn s Island, A Sprig of Spleenwort, On the Choice of a Burial Place and many other fascinating subjects.
Author [Smith, Horace]
Date 1825
Binding Half calf
Publisher London: Henry Colburn
Illustrator None
Condition Good
Pages viii, 353pp., 336 [2]pp., iv, 346pp.

Price: £125.00

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