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Gray, Thomas. Poems And Letters. Chiswick Press, London, 1879.

Price: US$18.00 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: Thomas Gray. Poems And Letters. London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1879. Large Paper Copy, 11 x 8 ½ inches. xvi,415,[1] pages. Contemporary full brown calf, all edges gilt. Front cover detached, waterstains to lower portion of both covers, spine soiled/chipped, lower edges of first few pages show waterstain. Early example using actual photographs: 4 albumen photographs mounted on blank leaves (mounts slightly wrinkled not affecting photographs) - painted portrait of Gray, distant view of Eton College, Country Churchyard. and Manor House.; 4 Original Photographs; 11 x 8 1/2 inches; 415 pages

Seller: Dale A. Sorenson, Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.

Gray, Thomas. Poems and Letters. Chiswick Press, London, 1879.

Price: US$32.38 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: VG+ in a hardcover library binding. Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. This is a large book, weighing 2.4 kg. 414 p.

Seller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books, Didcot, OXON, United Kingdom

GRAY, THOMAS.. Poems and Letters.. London: at the Chiswick Press, 1879.

Price: US$49.52 + shipping

Description: Mounted woodburytype portrait and plates. 4to (11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches) contemporary full tan calf, decorative gilt border to sides, with a very smart reback, spine gilt extra with black lettering piece. Boards scuffed, prelims. foxed else internally very clean. Eton presentation leaf at front. Very heavy (2.3 kg) thus extra overseas postage will be requested.

Seller: Bristow & Garland, Shaftesbury, United Kingdom

GRAY Thomas. Poems and Letters. Printed at the Chiswick Press, London, 1879.

Price: US$62.55 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Xvi + 415pp, illustrated, some foxing, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, bound in full leather, gilt outlining/decoration to covers, raised bands, spine rofusely decorated in gilt, with bird device in partitions, edge spine starting to splitA handsmoe book, which had been a prize awarded at Eton; Quarto

Seller: Castle Hill Books, Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom

Gray (Thomas):. Poems and Letters.. London; printed at the Chiswick Press, 1879.

Price: US$65.16 + shipping

Description: 4to, real photographic frontispiece portrait and three plates pasted in as required, decorated initials, xvi, 415, [1]pp, contemporary full tan calf prize binding by Riviere & Son for Eton, the boards with double gilt fillet and gilt floral roll within, the spine with gilt decorated raised bands, the compartments panelled with gilt flowers at centre and leaves at corners, brown lettering piece, all edges gilt, board edges gilt decorated, gilt inner dentelles, marbled end-papers. Extremities slightly rubbed; boards lightly marked; gilt appears a little dull on slightly faded spine, some foxing; a good copy. Presented to George Hugh Digby in 1883. Will want extra postage.

Seller: Staniland (Booksellers) P.B.F.A., Uppingham, Rutland, United Kingdom

Thomas Gray:. Poems and letters by Thomas Gray.. London: Chiswick Press, 1879., 1879.

Price: US$65.16 + shipping

Description: No edition stated (hardback). 4to, xvi, 415pp. Portrait frontispiece, 3 oval photographs tipped in to the section on poems. Full brown calf, gilt titling and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. Binding somewhat rubbed, light foxing of the preliminary pages, gift inscription (dated 1882), some minor staining of the endpapers. Overall, this copy is in good condition.

Seller: Cornell Books Limited, Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

Gray, Thomas. Poems and Letters. Printed at the Chiswick Press, London, 1879.

Price: US$75.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Contemporary brown calf, raised bands, gilt border and rules to boards, a.e.g. Binding showing moderate wear and front outer hinge is weak, but holding. Illustrated with 4 albumen photographs. Internally, quite clean with just a bit of occasional spotting/foxing. Heavy book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller: Tamerlane Books ABAA, Havertown, PA, U.S.A.

Gray, Thomas. Poems and Letters. Chiswick Press, London, 1879.

Price: US$75.59 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Leather bound, gilt decorations to boards and to spine. Gilt titling and raised bands to spine. A little scuffed otherwise very good. All fore edges gilt. Extremities slightly rubbed. Marbled e/p's. Some foxing and stains otherwise a clean copy. Includes 4 original photographs. Presented to Harold Gundy from the Headmaster of Eaton. Tipped in frontispiece. Illustrated title page. 415 pp. Clean tight and bright.; 001852; 8vo

Seller: Sue Lloyd-Davies Books, CARMARTHEN, United Kingdom

GRAY, Thomas.. Poems and Letters.. Chiswick Press Ltd. London, 1879.

Price: US$78.19 + shipping

Description: Large 8vo. Handsomely bound in full brown calf gilt, gilt decorations to compartments to spine, raised bands, contrastng label. Very handsomely marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Prize inscription to prelim. Photograph to frontis, tipped in. this page is slightly warped to upper half. 3 additional sepia photographs + Illustrations. Some occasional foxing. Some sl. wear to extremities o/w a gorgeous fine copy.

Seller: Addyman Books, Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom

Gray, Thomas.. POEMS AND LETTERS.. Printed (by C. Whittingham) at the Chiswick Press, London: 1879., 1879.

Price: US$87.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: pp. xvi, 415 + Four mounted photographs (albumen prints) including: a reproduction of an oil portrait of Gray, and three landscape or architectural views. With a biography of Mr. Thomas Gray. (By the Hon. Horace Walpole.). Printed on wove paper. 4to. 285 mm. Thomas Gray (1716-1771) was a significant poet, classical scholar, historian, and professor at Cambridge University. He was a close friend of Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1797), was a art historian, man of letters, antiquarian, and important politician. The first Chiswick Press edition came out in 1863. In addition to this issue, there is an unillustrated large (laid) paper issue. A famous book illustrated with actual mounted photos. SE 1/1

Seller: FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA, Kinzers, PA, U.S.A.

Gray, Thomas:. Poems and Letters.. Chiswick Press. 1879., 1879.

Price: US$91.23 + shipping

Description: 4 photographic illustrations. Eton College leaving book. Riviere binding; full light brown calf, elaborately gilt, raised bands, dark brown leather lettering-piece; aeg; marbled eps; a little wear, foxing and spotting: a very fine book.

Seller: Bookfare, Ulverston, United Kingdom

Gray, Thomas. Poems and Letters. THE CHISWICK PRESS, LONDON, 1879.

Price: US$125.00 + shipping

Description: Five raised ribbs. Hand tooled gilt scull design along boards. Gilt lettering and design on spine. All edges gilt. Black and white frontispiece. Black and white pictures. some foxing, corners bumped DATE PUBLISHED: 1879 EDITION: 410

Seller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop, Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.A.

Thomas Gray. Poems and Letters. ont> Printed at the Chiswick Press : London, 1879.

Price: US$143.35 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: A large paper, illustrated edition, of Thomas Gray's poems and letters. In a lovely full calf binding. With a comprehensive biography of Gray. With a frontispiece and three mounted plates of photographs. The three plates are of landscape and architectural views. Collated, complete. Being a collection of Gray's Odes, Songs, Extracts and letters. With his 'Ode on the Spring', 'Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, 'The Progress of Poetry' and his famed 'Elegy written in a Country Church-yard'. With an Eton prize presentation leaf to the front of the work, dated 1884. Thomas Gray as a famed classical scholar and professor at Pembroke College, Cambridge. His best known work is 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard' which was first published in 1751. Gray only had 13 poems published during his lifetime due to his self-critical nature. The letters to this work are between Gray and Walpole, Gray's mother, Mr West, Mr Wharton and his father. A lovely work, with several decorative head pieces and ornamental letters. Condition: In a full calf binding. Imperceptibly rebacked with the original spine laid down and boards preserved. Externally, very smart with several marks to boards. Rubbing to the head of rear board. Shelfwear to the spine has resulted in the gilt fading. Gift inscriptions to the recto of front endpaper, Francisco Harold Hoskier. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with scattered spots to the first and last few pages in addition to the plates. Crease to the plate at page 11. Otherwise, just the odd spots. Overall Condition: Very Good

Seller: Rooke Books PBFA, Bath, United Kingdom

Thomas Gray. Poems and Letters. London - The Chiswick Press, 1879.

Price: US$156.39 + shipping

Description: Aleatherbound copy of The Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray. With a bookplate to the pastedown, presented to Edmund Warre by LancelotW. Denton his leaving Eton in 1884. Includes Gray's most famous poem, 'Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard', as well as 'The Death of Hoel' and numerous letters. Complete withblack and white photogavures throughout. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt lettering and design to the spine and boards. All edges gilt. Externally, smart with rubbing to the joints and edges. With light discolouration and scratching to the boards. Spine slightly faded. Witha bookplate to the pastedown. Spotting to theendpapers. Internally, very smart. With spottingbetween pages 71 and 73. Otherwise pages are bright, clean and firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

Seller: Rooke Books PBFA, Bath, United Kingdom

Gray, Thomas. POEMS AND LETTERS. The Chiswick Press, London, 1879.

Price: US$200.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Lg. 4to. xvi,416pp. Illus. with 4 mounted photographs (3 of nature). Orig. calf, ornately gilt-tooled. Some minor rubbing and foxing, and small chip at head of spine, otherwise a very clean and beautiful copy. A.e.g.

Seller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.

Gray, Thomas. Poems and Letters by Thomas Gray. London: Chiswick Press, 1879.

Price: US$275.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: 4to., full brown calf, gilt-tooled decorated spine, lettered in gilt; raised bands; edges gilt; bookplate; occasional foxing. Chiswick edition in English, Latin and Greek, with four striking albumen photographs. --- From the library of Milton C. Rose, with the patron of the arts and prominent attorney's bookplate on the front pastedown. Rose (1904-2002), a onetime law partner of Richard Nixon and John N. Mitchell in the firm Nixon Mudge Rose Alexander & Mitchell, was instrumental in bringing Nixon into the firm in 1963 after he had lost the election for governor of California. Rose s collection of art was donated to the Cleveland Art Institute and to the Williams College Art Museum, which has a room bearing his name. A significant work with a most distinguished provenance.

Seller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts, Great Barrington, MA, U.S.A.

GRAY, Thomas. Poems and Letters. Chiswick Press, London, 1879.

Price: US$400.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: xvi, 415 p. 19 cm. Albumen frontispiece portrait of Gray and 3 mounted albumen prints of Eton College, a country churchyard, and manor house. Signed full leather Riviere binding. All edges gilt, gilt-tooled borders, marbled endpapers. Worn corners, some scratches to covers, circular mark on rear board. Name clipped from half-title. Presentation page for a school prize at Eton with names Cecilio Aylmer Porter and Jacobus J. Hornsby, 1881. Minor foxing. Contains the famous Elegy written in a Country Church-yard as well as the disturbing Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat. Riviere was a London bookbinder of Huguenot descent who headed the leading bookbinding firm of his day, commissioned by Queen Victoria as well as leading bibliophiles.

Seller: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB), London, ON, Canada

GRAY, Thomas.. Poems and Letters.. London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1879, 1879.

Price: US$651.61 + shipping

Description: Quarto (253 x 240 mm). Late 19th-century blue morocco richly gilt spine, gilt ornamental and ruled panels on sides, top edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, French blue endpapers. Attractive engraved bookplate of Doris L. Benz. A few slight abrasions to covers. An excellent copy. Wood-engraved head- and tailpieces and initial letters throughout. A large paper copy of this attractively printed edition of Gray, with letterpress by the prestigious Chiswick Press, and beautifully bound.

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

Fore-edge Painting, Thomas Gray. Fore-edge Painting] Poems and Letters. Printed at the Chiswick Press, London, 1879.

Price: US$1200.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 4to. Full contemporary calf, with fine double fore-edge painting (of London Bridge and Blackfriar's Bridge). Illustrated with 4 mounted photographs. Some minor wear to joints and corners. Light foxing to prelims. VG.

Seller: Strand Book Store, ABAA, New York, NY, U.S.A.