HEATH'S BOOK OF BEAUTY.
Heath's Book of Beauty, 1841. With beautifully finished engravings, from drawings by the first artists. Edited by the Countess of Blessington. Longman. 1841
Half title, engr. front. & title, plates; plates a little spotted, sl. browning throughout. Orig. dark blue embossed cloth, lettered & dec. in gilt. a.e.g. v.g.
¶Included in this volume is a 20pp short story by Captain Frederick Marryat, A Rencontre. Other contributors include Lady Blessington, Benjamin Disraeli, Mrs Fairlie, W.S. Landor, Richard Monckton Milnes, the Irish actor Tyrone Power, Louisa H. Sheridan, Camilla Toulmin, Lady Wortley, &c. Plates after Chalon, Cox, Fisher, Hayter, &c. An early example of 'perfect binding' - gatherings a little loose.