MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, An Oriental Romance. (NEW EDITION WITH AN EROTIC FOREDGE PAINTING BY MARTIN FROST - 1840)
AUTHOR: MOORE, Thomas
TITLE: Lalla Rookh, An Oriental Romance.
PUBLISHER: London: for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1840.
DESCRIPTION: NEW EDITION WITH AN EROTIC FOREDGE PAINTING. 1 vol., 6-5/8" x 4-3/8", engraved illustrations, and the addition of an erotic harem scene after the style of Rowlandson by Martin Frost with is monogram. Bound in full maroon morocco, gilt lettered spine, covers ruled in blind, gilt decorated cover center panels, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt.
CONDITION: Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, overall VERY GOOD.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fore-edge painter Martin Frost has been working from studios in West Sussex, England for 40 years. He has painted the edges of well over 3500 books including examples of the scarce all-edge, split and two-way doubles and now binds many of his books too. He has written a workshop manual, published articles and lectured to many major organizations interested in the art and craft of the Book. He has appeared throughout the UK, Canada and the US from Boston to Atlanta, Chicago and throughout California. Recently he lectured at the 2015 Convention of the Society of Bookbinders at Keele University. His work is to be found in many national and international institute and private collections.