Eton: E.P. Williams, 1847. [Poetry] FINELY BOUND SECOND EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp. x; lxvi; 142 . With 15 steel engravings and woodcuts after drawings by Charles Radclyffe, including a frontispiece and vignette title page, each with a tissue guard. Good-sized print on good paper. Contemporary red full morocco, with gilt titles and decoration to spine, and Gray's Eton memorial and Eton College Chapel stamped in gilt to boards. All edges gilt, and endpapers marbled. Black ink gift inscription to first blank: 'William K.H.R. White | with the best wishes | of his sincere friend | Charles J. Cornish | on his leaving Eton | Midsummer 1847.' Heavy spotting to plates, blanks and facing leaves, otherwise crisp and clean. Spine toned, with some light rubbing and a couple of bumps. Very good. A decidedly deluxe edition of Gray's poetry, with about one third of the volume consisting of a Life of the poet. Likely bound to be used interchangeably as a gift or prize book. Item #60082
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