The Seasons, and The Castle of Indolence … with a biographical and critical Introduction.

London, Wright & Co. for Tilt & Bogue, 1841.

8vo, pp. [4], [ix]-lxx, [1], [1 (blank)], 271, [1], 4 (advertisements); with numerous woodcut illustrations in text; a very clean copy in contemporary green hard-grained morocco, boards blocked in blind, spine in compartments, lettered directly in gilt in one, others tooled in blind, board-edges roll-tooled in gilt, sewn on 3 sunken cords, edges gilt with ?20th-century concealed fore-edge painting signed ‘M’; rubbed at extremities, corners slightly bumped, joints split with short tear to rear free endpaper; near-contemporary bookplate to upper pastedown with monogram ‘CS’ within garter bearing motto ‘spes in extremum’, late 19th- or early 20th-century booklabel of William Willis, Temple.


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First edition with Cunningham’s biography of Thomson, with a concealed fore-edge painting showing fox-hunters. Well executed, the anonymous painting shows a lively scene of the chase, complete with livery, horses, and hounds, and a rider jumping a fence.

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