Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. Thomas Moore.
Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance.
Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance.
(Fore-edge Painting)

Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1822. Octavo. (iv), 397pp. Eleventh edition. Here, Moore's wildly popular, and subtly pro-Irish nationalism, poem receives an impressive fore-edge painting. The poem's titular heroine stands before her poet suitor, and behind them are Arabesque archways framing an imaginative city in Bukhara. The base of the rightmost urn bears a distinctive "M," likely the signature of the otherwise anonymous artist. Bound in full red leather with gilt borders, rules, spine titling, and turn-ins. Together with the fore-edge, this copy offers a sumptive treatment of one of the era's most popular tales. Spine somewhat faded with some wear, spots of additional exterior rubbing and internal foxing, else near fine. A.e.g. Inscription from previous owner on front flyleaf. Item #30605

Price: $1,250.00

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