1821. Item #5
GRAY (THOMAS) The Poetical Works. John Sharpe, 1821. Printed for Sharpe by Whittingham at the Chiswick Press and published with engravings from the designs of Richard Westall, engraved title page and 6 plates. First illustrated edition of Gray's collected poems, including the Elegy and Descent of Odin. Printed for Sharpe by Whittingham at the Chiswick Press 12 mo., 17 x 10 cm.. Delightful full rose morocco, pattern-stamped in blind. rolled gilt edges, marbled edges. Internally, lightly foxed.
Richard Westall RA (1765- 1836) was an English painter and illustrator of portraits, historical and literary events, best known for his portraits of Byron. He was also Queen Victoria's drawing master.
A beautiful Reward of Merit binding for William (Wm) Spurrel at Mr. Turner's Academy Pottergate Street House Norwich. .