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Proverbial Philosophy.

TUPPER (Martin Farquhar).

TUPPER (Martin Farquhar).

Proverbial Philosophy; A Book of Thoughts and Arguments, Originally Treated.

Engraved frontispiece portrait.

8vo. [178 x 110 x 26 mm]. v, [i ], 282 pp. Original publisher's de luxe binding of purple roan the covers blocked in gilt with a line border and panel enclosing rococo elements entwined with leafy and floral stems. Smooth spine lettered and blocked in gilt, plain endleaves, gilt edges. (Slightly rubbed).
Boston: [Press of George C. Rand & Co] Charles H. Peirce, 1848.

A little very light browning. A fine copy of one of the great Victorian bestsellers, and a favourite of the Queen herself. Some 60 editions were published between 1838 and 1880. This appears to be a de luxe version of a publisher's binding, with the spine lettered "Boston Edition".

Small blind stamp of Bradley's Bookstore and pencil inscription "E. B. from Mrs Tupper January 1928".

Stock no. ebc3310

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Price: £250