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Sunderland House,
Sunderland Street,
Macclesfield
Cheshire
United Kingdom
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Sunderland House,
Sunderland Street,
Macclesfield
Cheshire
United Kingdom
SK11 6TR
Contact Roger Treglown
01625 618978 or 07778 421510
Telephone 01625 618978
Mobile 07778 421510
Specialists Antiquarian Books, Pamphlets, Curiosities, English Literature, Chess
Roger J Treglown
Stand G07

CHRISTIAN KALTHOEBER CATS PAW / TREE CALF BINDING. 1797.

Bridges, Thomas.

A burlesque translation of Homer. In two volumes. The fourth edition improved., London : printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797.

Fourth edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. ( 215mm. ) Pp. [6], [3] 4 - 360. Plates [1] including a frontispiece ; [4], [3] 4 - 432. Plates [12]. All leaves with marbled edges. Top edges dusty. Both volumes with engraved title-pages. Half-title " Homer Travestie " bound after both title-pages. Offsetting of the plates on the adacent text, otherwise the text is generally clean and bright. Both volumes retaining their integral red silk page marker. Full tree calf, lightly rubbed, the covers bordered with gilt Greek key frame, corners lightly bumped, the spine lettered direct and gilt floral decorations in the panels, Greek key turn-ins, marbled endpapers and armorial bookplate of F. Reddaway on the pastedowns, binder's ticket of the London binder [ Christian ] Kalthoeber on the verso of the front endpaper of Volume 1. The unsigned crude, humourous and sometimes grotesque plates are probably after George Woodward ( 1760 - 1809 ) an English caricaturist. This book, a burlesque translation of the first 12 books of the Iliad, by Thomas Bridges, was first published in 1762 with the title " Homer Travestie ". Thomas Bridges ( 1759 - 1775 ) a dramatist and parodist was a native of Hull, Yorkshire. Overall a very good copy of an uncommon book bound by Christian Kalthoeber who was considered in his day to be the finest binder in the world. Ramsden " London Book-Binders 1780 - 1840 " , London, 1956, page 89. ESTC T45464.
£2,500