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GRAY (Thomas).

GRAY (Thomas).


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).
London: [by Whittingham and Wilkins] at the Chiswick Press, 1867.

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.

Stock no. ebc3452

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Price: £500