Concord, Massachusetts: Sign of the Vine, Will Bradley, [n. d.]. Hardcover. Sixteenmo size, 21 pp. Near Fine. Item #SB2767
This essay by Charles Lamb (1775-1834) is a humorous musing on the development of cooking meat, specifically pig, and like most of Lamb's essays, it has an easy-going and conversational style that appealed to many of his readers.
This edition designed and typeset by Will Bradley, with rubricated decorative borders and illustrations by Bradley, as well as the head- and tail-piece and decorative initial. Per Bambace, printed at the Heintzman Press in Boston.
___DESCRIPTION: Full blue paper, white paper label with black rules and lettering on the front board, all edges uncut, frontispiece a wood engraving printed in black inside a red floral border, title page inside red floral border, floral headpiece in black, red floral initial capital; sixteenmo size (6.25" by 4.25), pagination: [1-5] 6-18 [19-21].
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; boards are clean overall with some light soiling to the rear board, light soiling to the paper label, spine is sunned with a small closed tear to the paper near the head of the spine, top front corner is very gently bumped.
___CITATION: Bambace A62.
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