George Washington; House; Benjamin Franklin

Book title: The speeches of the right honorable William Pitt, v.2

(DOUBLE EDGE)

Pitt, William.

The Speeches of the Right Honorable William Pitt, in the House of Commons. 2nd edition. London, 1808.

3 vols., 8vo, full contemporary red morocco, gilt, gilt edges.

A remarkable fine series of fore edge paintings appear on the edges of the three volumes. Each volume bears a double fore edge painting making six in all. Each of the six paintings is divided into three parts, consisting of a central scene or view with a portrait on either side. There are in all nineteen separate subjects, one of the paintings having an extra portrait above the central scene.

I. Title.

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Fore-edge/fanned to the right
People
Houses
Triptychs
Portraits
Decorations