Title A Journey Round the Library of a Bibliomaniac: or Cento of Notes and Reminiscences Concerning Rare, Curious, and Valuable Books bound together with A Second Journey Round the Library
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher London W. Davis 1821/1825
Seller ID 1357
Davis, William. A Journey Round the Library of a Bibliomaniac: or Cento of Notes and Reminiscences Concerning Rare, Curious, and Valuable Books bound together with A Second Journey Round the Library. London: Printed for W. Davis, Bookseller, at the Bedford Library, Southampton Row, Russell Square; Marshall, Printer, Kenton-st. Brunswick-sq., 1821 (first volume), 1825 (second volume). Leather-bound, Octavo, 4 7/8 by 7 1/2-inches, vii 96 pp. 120 pp. Brown calf with worn gilt border and gilt decorations to edges of the boards. This copy has been recently rebacked by a master bookbinder with gilt spine decorations and a dark red leather spine label with gilt titles and hand-made marbled endpapers (see photos). A lovely copy with light wear to the boards and corners, a few light, small pencil notes in the text and a tiny chip on the top edge of the front blank. A rather scarce volume of both A Journey Round and A Second Journey Round, both of which comprise what I’d call an enhanced (with insights, poetry and comment) bibliography of the perfect collection of profound and important works, including entries for: Biblia Sacra, 1455; Idem Opus, 1490; Terry’s Voyage to East India, 1655; Cabinet du Roi de France, 1677-1720; Seven Letters to the People of England, 1755; The Hystorye of Kynge Blanchardyne and Princess Eglantyne, 1485; Bateman’s Travayled Pilgrim, 1569; Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, &c., 1623; amongst many others. (case) First Edition.