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Gray Thomas. Poems And Letters. Chiswick Press, 1867.

Price: US$49.95 + shipping

Description: 7 Letters; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xvi, 410, [5] pages; All edges gilt, full calf leather, 6 compartment spine with raised bands, front cover detached, light foxing to plates, text generally clean, binding sound. Many full page plates. Colophon.

Seller: poor man's books (mrbooks), Vineland, NJ, U.S.A.

Gray, Thomas. Poems and Letters. London, 1867.

Price: US$59.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Printed at the Chiswick Press ?, 1867, 1867.Leather binding by rubbed and fading to spine. Printed Eton College, presentation page. Title and decorations blind stamped to spine. Gilt worn away. 5 Raised bands. Gilt to all page edges. Wear to top and tail of spine. Marbled end papers Frontispiece photograph tipped in. XVI, 415 pages. Occasional light foxing. Hand written ETON Colledge prize dedication. Size: 9" By 11.25" Tall

Seller: CHARLES BOSSOM, Ely, CAMBS, United Kingdom

Thomas Gray. Poems and Letters by Thomas Gray. London - Chiswick Press, 1867.

Price: US$62.93 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: A bright collection of the poems and letters of Thomas Gray. Illustrated with three photogravure plates, and numeros woodcut head-and-tailpieces. Including his letters to Mr. Walpole, Mr West, his mother, and many others. It is believed that Gray began writing his masterpiece, the Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, in the graveyard of St Giles parish church in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, in 1742. After several years of leaving it unfinished, he completed it in 1750 (see Elegy for the form). The poem was a literary sensation when published by Robert Dodsley in February 1751 (see 1751 in poetry). Its reflective, calm and stoic tone was greatly admired, and it was pirated, imitated, quoted and translated into Latin and Greek. Condition: In a morocco binding. Externally, sound, though with some marks and rubbing. Joints are cracked and tender, with some slight wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, and generally clean, with just some spotting to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD.

Seller: Rooke Books PBFA, Bath, United Kingdom

Thomas Gray. Poems and Letters. London - Chiswick Press, 1867.

Price: US$78.66 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: A collection of the poems of Thomas Gray, including his best-known work, Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard. With an Etonian prize dedication page to the front. Illustrated throughout with four tinted plates. Bound by Riviere (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Condition: In a morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally, sound, though with some marks, rubbing, and wear to the extremities. Front hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, and quite clean, though with some handling marks and some foxing to the plates. Overall: GOOD.

Seller: Rooke Books PBFA, Bath, United Kingdom

Gray, Thomas. Poems and Letters. The Chiswick Press, London, 1867.

Price: US$150.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Volume printed at the Chiswick Press in 1867, fully bound in leather. Tooled and lettered in gold. All edges gilt. With frontispiece and photographic illustrations. ( photos pasted to plates - a relatively early use of photography as illustration ) Including, of course, Elegy Written in a Country Church - Yard. A very good copy with light foxing and some scratches to the gilt page edges. All four corners bumped. Please anticipate higher shipping costs; a large and weighty tome.

Seller: The Reluctant Bookseller, Albany, NY, U.S.A.

Thomas Gray. Poems and Letters ( binding by REVIERE ). Chiswick Press for Eton College, 1867.

Price: US$157.32 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: binding by REVIERE, Printed by The Chiswick Press, no publisher but printed for & with ETON college presentation page , 415 pages +16 +4 pages with actual photographs (1 oblong of authors portrait & 3 with oval views of ETON,). Blue leather binding, ornate spine with 5 raised bands some rubbing, boards with decorative gilt edges, some rubbing, gilt to edges of pages, contents mostly very good & tight, with some odd foxing/ staining & usual printed & hand written ETON College prize dedication. to Alexander Busby MDCCCLXXIII .WEIGHT 5 lbs/ 2.2 kilo so postage surcharge outside the UK. Can be collected at London Photograph Fair's if ordered 48 hrs before, inform me 1st Size: 23 x 28.5 Approx ( 9.1/4 x 11.1/4 inches)

Seller: Malcolm Books, Thetford, United Kingdom

Gray, Thomas. Poems and Letters. London, 1867.

Price: US$163.88 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: The Chiswick Press, Large 4to.[xvi] 415pp. Beautiful tan full calf with contrasting brown label and gilt title, 5 raised bands and elaborate gilt dentelles to spine; decorative gilt border to boards; all edges gilt; marbled eps. Contain 4 early photographs: the frontispiece from a painted portrait of the author, the three others each illustrating a poem. A few small dark marks on covers, foxing to endpapers and pages with photos; otherwise clean copy. Hand written prize dedication from Eton, in Latin, to f.f.e.p.

Seller: Celsus Books, London, United Kingdom

GRAY, Thomas. The Poems and Letters by Thomas Gray. The Chiswick Press, London, 1867.

Price: US$200.00 + shipping

Description: Illustrated with 3 mounted photographs and numerous woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary full calf with gilt boards, spine with 5 raised bands with gilt tooled panels and morocco spine label, inner dentelles, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt; boards worn and scuffed, hinges tender, spine worn and frayed. Ex-libris, with usual markings.

Seller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA, Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.

GRAY, Thomas. Poems and Letters. Chiswick Press, London, 1867.

Price: US$275.70 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Pp.xvi,415; Frontispiece portrait photograph and 3 other oval albumen photographs on plate pages illustrating the poem. AEG. Some pale foxing, mainly around the plates. Original brown morocco, with elaborate gilt decorations on spine. A finely bound. An extremely handsome and robust original binding

Seller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB, Auckland, NZ*, New Zealand

Thomas Gray. Poems and Letters. Chiswick Press, London, 1867.

Price: US$595.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Beautiful presentation copy to a young scholar named Jacobus J. Hornby from the faculty of Eton for academic excellence. Sewn in presentation leaf has a holograph dedication. 415 pages with notes. Binding by RIVIERE: full polished calf (tan). Tight and square. Front board decorated with gilt tooled vignette border beside a double rule. Spine elaborately gilt in six compartments with five raised bands; gold lettering within black morocco label. Minor rubbing as expected. Edges of boards rolled and gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with large albumen print frontis and three ovals throughout of same material. Text is clean and crisp. Minor foxing on one side of the endpapers because of the albumin prints. OVERALL: a VERY GOOD + copy by a sublime Romantic poet. Present it to your graduating scholar as the beginnings of collection of finely bound literature. (SSH). Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller: Hirschfeld Galleries, Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.

GRAY Thomas.. Poems and Letters.. 1867, 1867.

Price: US$630.36 + shipping

Description: London: Printed at the Chiswick Press 1867. 4to. Orig. full crushed morocco. Gilt borders on front and rear boards. Spine gilt with raised bands. Inside dentelles. Edges gilt. (xvi 416pp.). With tipped-in photographic portr. title-vign. 3 tipped-in orig. oval-shaped photographic views dec. initials and tail-piece illusts. Albeit occasional light foxing a fine handsome copy.

Seller: Berkelouw Books, Berrima, NSW, Australia

GRAY (Thomas). Poems. [by Whittingham and Wilkins] at the Chiswick Press, London, 1867.

Price: US$655.50 + shipping

Description: Four mounted photographic prints. 4to. [286 x 218 x 40 mm]. xvi, 415, [1] pp. Contemporary binding by Riviere (signed with an ink pallet on the front endleaf) of dark blue calf, the covers with a gilt triple fillet border. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second on a red goatskin label, the others tolled with a vase of flowers, leafy scrolls, stars and roundels, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with gilt rolls, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Slightly rubbed). A very good copy. An Eton leaving book, with the preliminary printed leaf, with the name of Oliver Thynne, the signature of the Headmaster Cyril Alington, and the date 1920 completed by hand. The volume would have been bound 50 or so years before this exchange, and is signed "Bound by Riviere". The firm changed its name to "Robert Riviere & Son" in 1881. This edition is notable for the fine printing and the four photographs, being a copy of a portrait of Gray, a distant prospect of Eton Collge, a country church-yard, and a country house. Bookplate of Oliver Thynne (1901-1978) and his wife Mary.

Seller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB PBFA, Bath, United Kingdom

GRAY, Thomas [1716-1771].. Poems And Letters.. London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1867., 1867.

Price: US$666.00 + shipping

Description: 4to. pp. xvi, 415, [1]. with half-title. 4 mounted albumen prints, the frontis. portrait of Gray from a painting, the other 3 of Eton, which are oval, from nature. decorative ornaments, initials & title vignette. printer’s device at end. full calf by Riviere, spine richly gilt, gilt borders on covers, gilt edges & inside dentelles (front cover spotted, some light wear, a few leaves lightly foxed). Presentation leaf, inscribed by Headmaster James Hornby of Eton College to a graduating student, dated 1871. Second Edition (first: 1863). Copies of both of these photographically illustrated editions of 1863 and 1867 printed at the Chiswick press were frequently presented as parting gifts to graduating Etonians, as here.

Seller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB), Toronto, ON, Canada

Thomas Gray. Poems and Letters by Thomas Gray. Chiswick Press c. 1867, 1867.

Price: US$750.00 + shipping

Description: Periode full brown pebbled morocco with tooled gilt rules and floral design. Five raised bands in six compartments. Tooled gilt lettering and elaborate design on the spine. Marbled pasted and free end papers, edges gilt., Ex Libris: Abel E. Berland; Archer Ryland, Size : 4to (215mm x 277mm), Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and a few original photographs. , P. Blank, Half title, Frontis, Title, Contents (v-xi), xiii-xvi, 3-410, notes 413-415. Fine decorative period full pebbled morocco, occaisional minor spotting otherwise very good condition.

Seller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books, Toronto, ON, Canada

GRAY, Thomas. Poems and letters. Chiswick Press, London, 1867.

Price: US$850.00 + shipping

Description: Thick paper copy. Contemporary full morocco by Riviere. From the library of Eton College with two dedications. With four original photographs tipped into the book, including frontispiece portrait of the author.

Seller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA, Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.

Gray Thomas; [Chiswick Press]. POEMS AND LETTERS. London The Chiswick Press 1867, 1867.

Price: US$984.50 + shipping

Description: First Edition. Illustrated with four original sepia toned photographs, mounted. 4to, beautifully bound in fine full red morocco, the covers with triple gilt fillet lines at the borders, the spine richly gilt incorporating central floral tools within elaborate panel designs, the compartments separated by raised bands gilt ruled, one compartment lettered in gilt, finely tooled gilt turnovers, dentelles gilt and a.e.g., marbled endleaves. xvi, 415, [1 colophon] pp. A fine copy, fresh and clean internally and with the binding in fine order and very well preserved with very minimal evidence of aging. BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED AT THE CHISWICK PRESS AND WITH THE ADDITION OF FOUR VERY EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS TIPPED IN. Included is Thomas Grays masterpiece, one of the best-loved eighteenth-century English poems, and certainly among the most influential single works of poetry -- "An Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard". Additionally there are a profusion of the other poems written by the author as well as notes on the poems. Forty five of Gray’s letters are also included.

Seller: Buddenbrooks, Inc., Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.