With fore-edge paintings depicting American sailing vessels, the New Edition of The Works of Thomas Gray.
Small octavo, [two volumes], cxiv, 228pp; xiii, 365pp. Full red morocco, four raised bands, gilt-embellished borders, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, green silk bookmark sewn into each volume. Marbled endpapers. Stated “New Edition” on the title page. Solid text blocks, light wear to corners and joints. Faint scuff marks to boards and along gilt edges. Touch of foxing to leaves throughout. Portrait frontispiece in Volume I.
Fore-edge paintings depict the America’s Cup Race from 1876, with sailing vessels flying the flag of the United States.
A beautiful example.