Foundling Hospital

Book title: Roderick, the last of the Goths, v.2

(DOUBLE EDGE)

Southey, Robert.

Roderick, the last of the Goths. 5th edition. London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row, 1818.

2 vols., 12mo, contemporary full green straight-grain morocco, gilt, gilt edges; small stains on cover, very slightly rubbed. In a cloth slip case.

A fine example of the art of fore-edge painting, each volume bearing a double painting on the fore-edge, as follows:
Vol. 1: The Gate House, Highgate, showing a street and houses. The Tower of London, with ships at anchor in the Thames River.
Vol. 2: The Foundling Hospital, with street and carriage, etc. in the foreground. London from Highgate, with houses and field in the foreground. With the Reginald Gurney bookplate.

I. Title.

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Fore-edge/fanned to the right
Cities & Towns