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ROWE, Elizabeth Singer (1674--1737)
Friendship in death; in letters from the dead to the living. To which are added letters moral and entertaining, in prose and verse. By Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe. Cooke's edition. Embellished with superb engravings.
London:, printed for C. Cooke, and sold by all the booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland,, [1800?].
300, xii p., add. engr. t.-pl., engr. frontis. port., [4] pl. ; 14.3 cm. (18º)

First published in 1728. The additional engraved title-page by Richard Corbauld, reading 'Rowe's Letters, forming part of Cooke's Pocket Edition of Sacred Classics, ...' is dated 1800; the other plates are dated 1796 and 1797. Reissue of the [1797?] edition (ESTC t134488). The publisher Charles Cooke extended the formula of illustrated pocket editions previously used by John Bell in his Poets of Great Britain series (109 vols, 1776--82) to publish series of uniform pocket editions in other genres such as 'British Classics', 'Sacred Classics', novels and plays, all 'Superbly Embellished'.

Copy Notes Bound as issued with a 12-pp. 'Plan And Catalogue of Cooke's ... Pocket Library' (q.v.).

Binding Contemporary early C19th tree calf, gilt-tooled spine, black and red leather spine-labels. Uniform with other volumes of Cooke's Pocket Editions in the Soane Museum.

Reference Number 1086


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