Beautiful set of Dodsley’s compilation in contemporary bindings.
James DODSLEY (1724-1797. publisher). A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes by Several Hands. London: printed for J. Dodsley, 1775. 6 volumes, small octavo (7 x 4 ½in; 178 x 114mm). Half-titles, titles with engraved vignettes, engraved headpiece at the head of the first page of poetry in each volume, occasional final engraved tailpieces, 1 plate in vol.III, 1 plate of engraved music in vol.IV. (Some toning and spotting) Contemporary polished tree calf, the flat spines gilt, divided into six compartments by rules and a decorative roll, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, green morocco label with the volume number in the fourth compartment, the others with repeat decoration featuring a theatrical mask and musical instruments (damage to the lower compartment of the 2nd volume, some chipping to the head of the spines, some splitting to joints [see images]).
An attractive set of a later edition of this popular compilation.
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