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Moore, Thomas. Melodies, Irish and National, by the Celebrated British Poet. First Edition in this format. Pisa, Presso Erasmo Perchino (Benbow and Perkins), Not dated, . 12 x 7 cm. viii, 135 pages. Dark red Morocco with elaborate gilt decoations on boards and spine. All edges gilt. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. End papers dust dulled. Inscription dated 1823 on first blank page. Internally a little age darkened, but clean.
A lovely little copy of this pirated publication. Actually published in London by Benbow and Perkins, who were prosecuted later for publishing pirated versions of popular books. Very nice binding, and inscription, dated 1823. The book itself is not dated, but apparently was published in 1822.
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