SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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MONTGOMERY, Robert.
The Sacred Annual, being the Messiah a Poem in Six Books.

Published
London: John Turrill, 1834.
Plates
11
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: John Turrill, 1834.
Ref
547

8vo [5 x 7 1/2 ins.] Half-title + By the late author... Coloured frontis + hand coloured illuminated title + additional title-page, plate list, dedication, preface to the 2nd edition + pp. (ix) - xi Preface + pp. Text 1 - 298 lacking pp. 299 to 300 + 10 hand-coloured plates with tissue guards. Original (faded) blind-stamped velvet-covered boards with clasp; lacking original spine; all edges gilt; cream 'silk' endpapers. The contents are good and clean. Coloured plates in order: 1. [Not captioned.] 2. Decorative title page with a small circular illustration depicting Christ and the Cross. 3. Eve's First Born. 4. The Patriarch. 5. The Atheist viewing the dead body of his Wife. 6. The Annunciation. 7. The Entry into Jerusalem. 8. The Sermon on The Mount. 9. The Widow's Mite. 10. The Remorse of Judas. 11. Christ appearing to Mary at the Tomb.