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MOORE, [Thomas]. Moore's irish melodies.

London. Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846. First edition.
Quarto. iv, [6], 280pp. With decorative borders and Illustrations after Daniel Maclise to every page of the main body of text (excluding preface, index etc.) engraved by F. P. Becker. Handsomely bound by Bickers & Son in contemporary richly-tooled green morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G., elaborate green and red morocco doublures at front and rear both featuring four onlays and elaborate gilt fillets, cream moire cloth endpapers. Slight wear to foot of joints, minor shelf-wear. Occasional light spotting.
A sumptuous production, in an appropriately elaborate Bickers binding, of the first edition of a collection of Irish poet Thomas Moore's (1779-1852) verse; embellished with lavish and remarkably well-executed designs by his friend, artist Daniel Maclise (bap. 1806, d. 1870), in what is widely considered to be his finest achievement in book illustration.
£ 850.00 Antiquates Ref: 18760