Title: Poems on several occasions written by Dr. Parnell.
Publisher: Glasgow: Andrew Foulis
Publication Date: 1777
Book Condition: Very Good
NEAR MINIATURE EDWARDS OF HALIFAX BINDING. (4), 135 printed pages. Marbled endpapers. Engraved armorial bookplate of James Donald ("Toujours Pret"). Marbled endpapers. 8 x 12.5 cm. Full, contemporary vellum binding (very slightly rubbed and gently patinated from handling). Smooth spine with gilt pentaglyph and metope roll border on a blue wash background, gilt-lettered on a blue wash background, almost certainly for Edwards. The vellum lacing is clearly visible on the outer spine. Though in an unsigned binding, this work was very likely bound by James Edwards towards in the last quarter of the century as binder, bookseller and publisher. Dorothy Wordsworth wrote (September 1795) "We spent a forenoon at Edwards when the Empsons were with us and were highly delighted. Mr Rawson bought me Mrs Barbauld's edition of the Pleasures of Imagination & the Pleasures of Memory both very elegantly bound" -no trip to Halifax by the gentry was complete without a souvenir from the Edwards establishment!. Seller Inventory # 5225