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Cupids Whirligig (1607).

SHARPHAM (Edward).

SHARPHAM (Edward).

Cupids Whirligig (1607). Edited from the First Quarto of 1607, with an Introduction & Textual Notes, by Allardyce Nicoll.

8vo. [195 x 128 x 18 mm]. ix, [iii], 94, [2] pp. Contemporary binding by MacLehose of Glasgow (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) of dark blue goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with a double fillet and dog-tooth border and a central single fillet lozenge-shaped panel interlocking with two double fillet rhomboid panels. Smooth spine lettered and dated in gilt, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt broken fillet, the turn-ins with gilt fillets, marbled endleaves, top edge gilt, others uncut.
Waltham Saint Lawrence: the Golden Cockerel Press, 1926.

Copy no. 245 of 550. A very good copy.

James MacLehose (1811-1885) established himself as a bookseller in Glasgow in 1838 and added a bindery in 1862. His brother, Robert, set up a printing house and became printer to Glasgow University in 1872. The firm finally closed in 1982.

Stock no. ebc3406

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