1887. Item #4795
ROGERS, Samuel. RECOLLECTIONS OF THE TABLE-TALK OF SAMUEL ROGERS TO WHICH IS ADDED PORSONIA. Edited by Rev. Alexander Dyce. Three Volumes. Newsouthgate, 1887. Tall 8vos., red levant full-morocco leather, with all covers & spines stamped in gilt, with gilt-tooled interior borders; top edges gilt. Binding by Riviere. Large Paper Copy, extended to three volumes by the insertion of 228 finely engraved portraits (including many India proofs) of celebrated persons and views mentioned in the text. Also with eleven autograph letters, signature, etc. tipped-in throughout the three volumes, including the Author, Robert Peel, Prof. J. Wilson, W.S. Rose, J.W. Croker, Lord Brougham, Lord Grenville, Sir William Hamilton and others. An amazing and entertaining Reminiscences and Anecdotes of all that was best in Literary and Artistic coteries of the last half of the Eighteenth Century and the first half of the Nineteenth Century. Very Good (contents clean & tight; some minor evidence of bookplate removed from the front pastedown in each volume; little rubbing edges of bindings). A unique and unusual set!! $1,500.00.