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Lot 1215: 2V THE WORKS OF HANNAH MORE WITH A SKETCH OF HER LIFE 1832 Antique English Theology Poetry & Drama Leather Bindings Frontispiece Portrait Philanthropy
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Works of Hannah More with a Sketch of Her Life
Author: Hannah More - Hannah More was an English religious writer and philanthropist. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a poet and playwright in the circle of Johnson, Reynolds and Garrick, as a writer on moral and religious subjects, and as a practical philanthropist.
Publisher: Published by J. J. Woodward
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is the "lifetime edition" of this work. The antique set is bound in green leather with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the covers and spines. There is moderate rubbing, scuffing, and chipping to the exteriors, heaviest at the extremities. The bindings are sound. The books have marbled endpapers with the bookplate of the Schorsch library affixed to the front pastedowns. The first volume contains a frontispiece portrait of More. Each title page displays a vignette of the author's home. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered foxing.
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