Designs by Mr R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr.…

Designs by Mr R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray. by GRAY, Thomas. BENTLEY, R.
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“a landmark in the history of English book-illustration” (Hazen)

~ Designs by Mr R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray.

London R. Dodsley 1753

6 full page copper plates and 13 large head and tale copper engraved vignettes plus 6 engraved initials, all engraved by Charles Grignion and Johann Sebastian Muller after Richard Bentley’s drawings. First edition, second state. Imperial 4to., beautiful copy in later quarter tan morocco, marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. A very handsome copy in crisp,fresh condition.

The poems are Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard, Ode on the Spring, Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College, A Long Story and Hymn to Adversit.
The engravings are remarkable and this copy has excellently inked, deep and crisp impressions.

Stock ref: 9696
Keywords: Book, Illustrated
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