Aphorisms of the Wise & Good. by STANESBY, Samuel.

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~ Aphorisms of the Wise & Good. London: [Thomas Bessent for] Griffith and Barran, [1852].

16mo (138 × 102 mm), pp. [4], 28, printed throughout in chromolithograph with gold and coloured inks, letterpress text, frontispiece portrait with mounted portrait of Milton (a photographic reproduction of an engraving). On heavy paper/card interleaved with blanks. Original cloth, decoratively gilt. Slightly faded, extremities bumped with minor fraying. Early Christmas gift inscription. A very good copy.

First edition. The frontispiece included a mounted oval collotype print reproducing an engraved portrait of John Milton McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing (2nd ed.), p. 137.

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