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Sketches and Tales


FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 8vo, pp. [vi], 228 + head- and tail-pieces. Red pebble-grained morocco, four gilt- and blind-framed raised bands, gilt stamped lettering to second spine compartment, single blind and gilt ruling to boards, central gilt-stamped harp, horn and laurel motif to upper board. All edges gilt. Dust-darkened, wear to edges and extremities, small losses to head of spine, front joint rubbed. Author’s fond inscription in black pen and an attractive hand to half-title: “To Jacob Bright Esq.r, M.P./ With the sincere good wishes of/ T W[?] Newbigging”. Else, clean and bright. An attractive copy, unusual title with authorial dedication. Jisc LHD lists 6 copies (UoAberdeen, Bishopsgate Library (Howell Collection), BL, UoCambridge, John Rylands & NLS).