Fair. No Jacket (as issued) 12mo 6.75-7.75'' tall. Heavily worn. Spine leather half gone, brittle. Board tips worn rounded. Previous owner names. Foxing on pages throughout, from minor to heavy. Front hinge weak, rear hinge repaired. 301 pages.
Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. This is the first book published by Thomas Moore (1779-1852), his translation of the Greek lyric poet; four decades later Moore would be one of the most popular lyric poet of his time, with the publication of "Moore's Melodies." This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition (preceded by editions in London and Dublin). Rather scarce. Red leather binding with gilt stampings. Marbled endpapers. Clean text; 301 pages, with an "advertisement" by Moore on the manuscript he used. There is an index of first lines. Engraved portrait of Moore opposite Anacreon on the Title Page. Contemporary (1810) notations by a previous owner. Corners are bumped and there is mild rubbing at the edges of the spine, but the covers remain bright and impressive. Spotted throughout, but still quite readable.
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