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Frobisher, [Nathaniel].
Frobisher's New Select Collection of Epitaphs Humorous, Whimsical, Moral & Satyrical

London Printed for Nath'l Frobisher, in the Pavement, York: no date (1790).

A pleasant, well-chosen selection of mostly 17th and 18th century epitaphs, indexed by name and by the first line of each epitaph. The title page contains a pleasing vignette of a mourner in a churchyard by moonlight. Not a common work, with only 9 OCLC listings.

Hardcover. 4.5"x7", 216 pages, title-page vignette. Period polished speckled calf with gilt border rules and gilt rules on the spine, separating little gilt harp emblems label perished covers with some scuffing engraved 19th century armorial bookplate of Francis Freeling, the famed book collector, Secretary and reformer of the English Post Office, fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and original member of the Roxburghe Club. Some minor internal spotting and a little toning, but overall a nice, clean, tight copy.

Inventory #: 9551
Price: $ 400.00      



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