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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Works.

MOORE (Thomas).

MOORE (Thomas).

The Works. Comprehending All His Melodies, Ballads, etc. Never before Published without the Accompanying Music. Embellished with a Portrait, and a Sketch of the Author's Life.
Engraved frontispiece portrait by James Heath after Plimer.
First Galignani Edition. Six volumes. 12mo. [178 x 108 x 100 mm]. xiv, 292 pp; [2]ff, 233, [3] pp; [2]ff, 326, [4] pp; [2]ff, 283, [7] pp; [2]ff, 272, [2] pp; [2]ff, 349, [9] pp. Bound in contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides, smooth spines divided into six panels by gilt double fillets, lettered in the second panel on a dark goatskin label, numbered in the fifth, the others with a quatrefoil tool, plain endleaves, red sprinkled edges. (Joints slightly rubbed and cracked, small chips to three labels).
Paris: [printed by A. Belin] published by Galignani, at the French, English, Italian, German and Spanish Library, No.18, Rue Vivienne, 1819.

Some spotting and a little light staining, but an attractive copy.

With the bookplate of John Frederick Pinney (1773-1845) of Somerton Erle, Somerset. He was the son of the Bristol merchant and Nevis plantation owner John Pinney (1740-1818) and was awarded compensation for his estates. He left his wife Frances an annuity of £2000 p.a. (falling to £1400 p.a. if she married again) and the use of his Berkeley Square mansion house for life, after which it passed to his son William. He had settled £10,000 on his daughter Frances on her marriage, and left her a further £4000; he said he had settled £4000 to his daughter Anna Maria, from a settlement of £23,000 of which the rest went to William, and then left her a further £11,000. He was High Sheriff of Somerset in 1823.

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