AUTHOR: THOMSON, James
TITLE: The Seasons.
PUBLISHER: London: for A. Hamilton, 1793.
DESCRIPTION: BOUND BY EDWARDS OF HALIFAX. 1 vol., 10" x 6-1/2", engraved frontis and title-page, four additional plates as well as engraved scenes in text. Bound in full contemporary "Etruscan" calf over cords, gilt lettered black leather spine label, covers elaborately tooled with a gilt roll border around a center panel dyed in a speckled flame pattern, all edges gilt, gilt Greek Key dentelles, bound by Edwards of Halifax.
CONDITION: Hinges cracked but covers attached, head and foot of spine rubbed with some loss.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For a similar binding with matching tooling see Christies Doheny Sale Vol. V Lot. 1932 as well as The British Library # c154i20 for a nearly identical binding.