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The Gentle Shepherd, A Pastoral Comedy; with Illustrations of the Scenery: An Appendix, Containing Memoirs of David Allan, the Scots Hogarth; Besides Original, and Other Poems Connected with the Illustrations: And a Comprehensive Glossary, to Which Are Prefixed An Authentic Life of Allan Ramsay, and an Inquiry into the Origin of Pastoral Poetry; the Propriety of the Rules Prescribed for It; and the Practice of Ramsey
Book #: 009904

Author: Ramsay, Allan
Publisher: Printed by Abernethy & Walker, for William Martin, W. Creech, A. Constable & Co., P. Hill, and A. MacKay
Place: Edinburgh
Year: 1808
Edition: Edition Unstated

Book Cond.: Very Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Two-volume set complete. Rebound in gilt stamped and decorated leather spine and corners(Bound by Schling New York), and green patterned paper over boards, patterned green end papers; Volume I, engraved frontispiece of Ramsay, XX, 398 pages, fold-out map titled “A Map of the Scenary of the Gentle Shepherd from a Play of the Year 1770 with Several Additions from a Later Survey 1808”, 11 engravings; Volume II, frontispiece engraving, vi, 399-772, Glossary, two engravings. Both volumes text is toned, scattered random foxing, offsetting from the illustrations on previous and following pages with heavy toning and foxing on those pages, engravings are foxed mostly in blank margins, previous owner bookplate on front paste down and owners signature and date 1823 on title page; Volume I is worn at corners and edges around corners, some loss of leather at corners especially on the back, some light wear to leather at top of spine front and back, boards lightly rubbed, front hinge cracked; Volume II, some light wear to leather at corners and edges around corners, light wear near head of spine front, vertical scratch on front cover. Quantity Available: 0. Shipped Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz. Category: Poetry; Books; Biography & Autobiography. Picture 4: Engraving; note toning on facing page. Picture 5: Back cover Vol. I. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 009904.