London: T. Cadell, 1836.
Two volumes, bound similarly in full maroon calf with gilt vignette of urns on covers, AEG. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Rogers on leaf opposite half-title, "From the Author, to Mrs. Beaufort, April 13, 1941." As well, laid in is a holograph stanza written and signed by Rogers from his famous poem, "Jacqueline," mounted onto paper: "Oh, she was good as she was fair./ None-- none on earth above her!/ As pure in thought as angels are,/ To know her was to love her." Calf rubbed, especially on spines, edges with wear, very good internally. John Ruskin stated that the steel engraved vignettes, after Stothard & Turner, were the last great illustrated work of its time. Scarce thus.
Price: $1,750.00 Item #3532