THOMAS MOORE POETICAL WORKS 1881 Recessed Cover BookIMPORTANT: Please read my PAYMENT & SHIPPING TERMS sections at bottom of auction page BEFORE placing your bid.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: Hardcover book, with superb gilt decorated & recessed cover, Unstated Edition, published circa 1881 by Gall & Inglis (England): THE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS MOORE WITH LIFE, 490 pages, book size 5 ½" x 7 3/4"
An exceptional 1881 antique poetry books, The Works of Thomas Moore, with a biographical memoir of his life. Awesome gilt decorated, fully tooled, recessed cover with image of angel holding lyre. Outer page edging all bright gold gilt. Every interior page with decorative illustrated border, and the book is illustrated with 6 full page Steel Engravings. Just a lovely example of Victorian publishing. Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was an Irish poet born in Dublin. He was exceedingly popular in his own day and his poetry possesses an element of inspired originality in its musical flow and the beauty of his language. Moore was extremely successful with satire and epigram. .
CONDITION: VERY GOOD overall condition with light partial cracks to inside cover hinges, prior owner ink signed name on front blank endpage. No Smoke or other unpleasant odor. (6402)
Packed Weight of this item is: 1 lb 8 oz U.S. Bidders... read more