Title: The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, 1848-1853. Ten Fore-Edge Paintings
Author: Robert Southey
Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
A mid 19th century set of the complete poetical works of Robert Southey, including Joan of Arc, Thalaba, Madoc, Roderick, his Ballads, and more.
Concealed within each of these volumes are various fore edge paintings displaying areas and landmarks from England, including Richmond House, a view of St. Paul's Cathedral, the Limehouse entrance from the Thames to the Regents Canal, St. James Park with the Palace in the background, the Tower of London, Inigo Jones' Banqueting House, Lambeth Palace, a view of the Westminster Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, and a view of Hampstead,
Ten volumes in 12mo, XXXIII+346, XVIII+284, XV+321, XIV+440, XXI+453, IX+285, XXIV+294, XXI+339, XX+406, XXI+264 pages
These volumes are in good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding, and varying degrees of stress to the hinges of each volume. There is some foxing to the engraved frontispieces, and some toning throughout.