London: Printed for J. Sharpe, 1824. Item #05178
'Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden'
An Early-to-Mid Twentieth Century Fore-Edge Painting
FORE-EDGE PAINTING. MILTON, John. Paradise Lost. [bound with] COLLINS, William. The Poetical Works. London: Printed for J. Sharpe, 1812 [i.e., 1824].
With an early to mid twentieth century fore-edge painting of the "Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Eve holding the forbidden fruit" by an unidentified artist.
Two volumes bound in one.
Sixteenmo (4 15/16 x 3 1/8 inches; 126 x 79 mm.). Engraved frontispiece , engraved general title-page, [iv], -64; [iv], -284.
Bound ca. 1824 in full dark blue straight grain morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt and blind, smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, blind tooled turn-ins, pink endpapers, all edges gilt. With the armorial bookplate of John Wild on front paste-down.
Contents: Volume I The Poetical Works of William Collins; Volume II Paradise Lost books I-XII complete.