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Miniature Pickerings

Miniature Pickering Books

Alighieri, Dante. La Divina Commedia. 2 vols. London: G. Pickering, 1822.

Petrarca, Francesco. Le Rime del Petrarca. London: G. Pickering, 1822.

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Scott, Walter, Sir. Halidon Hill: A Dramatic Sketch, from Scottish History. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1822.

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Halidon Hill



The Rambler in North America

Latrobe, Charles Joseph. The Rambler in North America, MDCCCXXXII-MDCCCXXXIII. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1835.

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Chapman, John K., ed. The Court Theatre and Royal Dramatic Record. London: Chapman and Company, ca.1849.

Roan leather embossed with sand grain, blocked in gold and blind on front, spine, and back. Roan was thin sheepskin dyed and embossed to look like morocco (fine goatskin). The cover design is a wonderful example of the extravagant use of gilt decoration.

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The Court Theatre and Royal Dramatic Record


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