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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Works.

SHERIDAN (Richard Brinsley).

SHERIDAN (Richard Brinsley).

The Works.

Two volumes. 8vo. [215 x 135 x 62 mm]. [iii]-xiii, [iii], 398 pp; [2]ff, 408pp. Near contemporary binding by Tate of Belfast of half green goatskin, marbled paper sides, the corners and leather adjacent to the spine tooled with a blind roll, the spine divided into five panels with gilt tooled bands, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth panels, the others with blind tooled compartments, blue endleaves, marbled edges.
London: [by Thomas Davison for] John Murray, James Ridgway, and Thomas Wilkie, 1821.

Occasional spotting or light foxing. The first authorised collected edition, edited by Thomas Moore, with his introduction. A small binder's label has been removed from the upper corner of the inside front cover of both volumes.

With: MOORE (Thomas). Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Engraved frontispiece portrait, folding leaf of facsimile manuscript.

Fourth Edition. Two volumes. 8vo. [215 x 135 x 65 mm]. viii, 543 pp; iv, 492 pp. Uniformly bound with the above, with the binder's label of Tate of Belfast in both volumes.
London: [by A. & R. Spottiswoode] for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826

Occasional spotting and minor staining. The label in vol.1 is orange, while in vol.2 it is green. Both read "J. Tate / Bookbinder / No.3 Crown Entry / Belfast". Ramsden, Bookbinders of the United Kingdom (Outside London) 1780-1840, p.247 has an entry for John Tate, without any references, followed by John Tate & Co. which appears in the Belfast Directories from 1831 until 1846. The firm was at 5 Crown Entry in 1831, 13 High Street in 1835 and 3 Crown Alley in 1842. The Northern Whig of 27/6/1827 contains a long advertisement to the effect that Tate is adding paper-ruling and stationery to his previous bookbinding activities. These four volumes are very neatly bound and are in very good condition, with just a little rubbing. There is a contemporary bookplate in each volume with initials WMB and two crests.

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