Somervile: The Chase, illustrated by Bewick 1796
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ILLUSTRATED BY BEWICK. SOMERVILE (SOMMERVILE), WILLIAM. The Chase. A Poem. London (printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Printing Office) 1796.
4:o (about 285x230 mm.). (5), vi-xv, (1 blank), (i)-vii, (1 blank), (5), 6-126, (2 blank) pp. Title with woodengraved vignette, 12 woodengraved vignettes in text by John and Thomas Bewick.
Contemporary red morocco, very slightly worn, gilt frame, gilt inner border, gilt edges of covers, gilt spine, yellow edges. Minor foxing of title. Armorial bookplate of Charles Bathurst, Lydney Park. In a new marbled case.
Hugo: The Bewick Collector, 94. First Bulmer edition and first edition with Bewicks woodengravings.
Lydney Park Estate is situated between Gloucester and Chepstow in the Forest Of Dean. The original mansion house at Lydney Park was built by the Wintour Family who were prominent supporters of King Charles I. In 1719 Lydney Park Estate was acquired by Benjamin Bathurst and his descendants have owned it ever since.
From the library of Hugo Wistrand (1933-2014).