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WILLEMENT, Thomas (1786--1871)
[Magna Charta. Advertisement]
Magna Charta Regis Joannis, die XV. Junii MCCXV. Anno regni XVII. Conventio inter regem et barones. Printed on the purest vellum, in letters of gold, each page surrounded by a beautiful border, enclosing the arms, devices, & portraits of the barons, in the highest style of illumination, by Willement, with the undermentioned magnificent paintings by Westall, Lane, Stephanoff, Wageman, Thomson, Shaw, Harris, Douce & Willement, imp. folio, sumptuously bound in purple morocco, with crimson morocco linings, and fly-leaves, tooled to represent the altar-screen of Westminster Abbey, ... each page lined with white satin; enclosed in a red morocco case, lined with purple silk, with lock and key - £150.0.0. This splendid copy was executed for the late Emperor Alexander, at an expense of seven hundred guineas. ...
[London]: [183-?].
[4] p. ; 23.0 cm. (4°)

Undated lithographed advertisement issued by James Bohn, 'English & Foreign Bookseller, 12, King William Street, West Strand' sometime after February 1834 (when Bohn first set up in business as a bookseller) and before Soane's death in January 1837. With a description of the illuminations.

Copy Notes Originally folded and sealed as a letter addressed to Sir John Soane, Bart / Lincoln's Inn Fields. Endorsed in pencil From Mr Boone.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 3596


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