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New York: Scribner, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo, xxi, 362. 41 illustrations. notes, references, bibliography and index. Well researched, ambitious/balanced treatment of a fascinating figure of the Victorian era by one of Britain's best biographers. Discussion of history, literature and artistry (Lear was a great watercolorist).
New York/Boston: Barry Vail Corp./Merrymount Press, 1931. First edition. Half Leather with Marbled Boards, Gilt Lettering on Spine, Top Edge of Pageblock Gilded. Quarto, pp. 133. Notes, tissue-guarded portrait of Pope Pius XI on frontis. "One thousand copies of this edition, of which five hundred and eighty are for sale.....
Paris: Bibliothèque de l'Image, 2002. Reprint. Stiff Decorated Wraps. Quarto, pp. 45 plus 52 plates. Illustrated with b/w engravings. Text in French. Attractively produced reprint of plates and text accompanying Diderot's Encyclopedia of 1776, this volume focuses on metalwork, from mine to forge, including equipment and ironworking tools.