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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.

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