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Richard Glover's Leonidas w/fore-edge paintings 1798  

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Leonidas, a Poem. In two volumes

Glover. Richard


T. Bensley



2 volumes. xxx, [2], 187; [4], 189 pp. With frontispiece, engraved plates; both volumes with fore-edge paintings of costumed female figures. 19x11 cm (7½x4½") finely bound in red straight grain morocco, gilt-ruled borders and spines, marbled endpapers; all edges gilt.

Both volumes handsomely bound, with striking fore-edge paintings. Richard Glover was an English poet and politician. In 1737, he published his epic poem in praise of liberty, Leonidas, which was thought to have a special reference to the politics of the time; commended by the prince of Wales and his court, it soon passed through several editions.

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Light soiling to leather with rubbing to extremities; near fine.

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