An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics. Together with an Account of Polyglot Bibles…Fourth Edition; Greatly Enlarged and Corrected.
London: Printed for Harding and Lepard, and G.B. Whittaker, 1827. Fourth and best edition, with the author’s final revisions—and an example of an early leaf book. This is the first leaf book listed in John P. Chalmers’ checklist at the back of Christopher de Hamel and Joel Silver’s Disbound and Dispersed: The Leaf Book Considered (Caxton Club, 2005). With a frontispiece facsimile, and with an original leaf from Pickering’s “Diamond” New Testament, 1826, at p. 166. Binding extremities lightly rubbed, spine with a few scuff marks. Overall a very good, clean set. Half brown morocco over marbled boards, top edge gilt. Gilt-decorated spine. Two volumes, octavo. , xiv, 560; , 580 pp. Item #14773