THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS, OF SANTILLANE . . . In Three Volumes (Complete)
London: printed by T. Miller for J. Mawman and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1819. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Item #4557
Octavo. Vol. I: xii, 388; II: viii, 375; III: viii, 398 pp. First Edition, Thus. 30 engravings (10 per volumes). Later binding in full calf in a 19th century simplification of the Harleian style with a large central lozenge stamped in blind within series of blind and gold tooled borders with ornamental corners; quite a handsome binding with morocco title and volume labels on an ornately tooled spine; board edges and turn-ins tooled in gold; all edges marbled; marbled endpapers; handsewn silk headbands and the remnants of silk ribbon markers. Some scuffing to the leather and a small split starting at the bottom of the front joint of Volume I.