SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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MURALTO, Onuphrio.
The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story...

Published
London: Printed by Cooper and Graham, 1796.
Plates
7
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Printed by Cooper and Graham, 1796.
Ref
121

Translated by William Marshal... from the original Italian of Muralto. Illustrated with 7 fine hand-coloured plates. xvi 152pp. Thin 8vo in contemporary mottled calf neatly re-cased in similar leather with burgundy spine label, speckled edges (light scattered foxing otherwise a very good+ copy in a handsome binding). A new edition - 'Jeffery's Edition' with unusual hand-coloured, stipple engraved plates printed within decorative gilt borders. MS signature of "N.H. Dawson, November 26, 1853." to free end paper. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. Castello di Otranto. 2. Isabella e Manfredi. 3. Teodoro ed Isabella. 4. Teodoro e Matilda. 5. Teodoro ed Isabella. 6. Federigo Teodoro ed Isabella. 7. Gerolamo ed Ippolita.