MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF JOHN BOWDLER, ESQ. John Bowdler.

MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF JOHN BOWDLER, ESQ.

  • London: A. and R. Spottiswoode, 1824.
  • 8vo.
  • contemporary calf with raised bands and gilt decoration and rules
  • 296 pages

Price: $250.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 96348

First edition. Presentation copy. John Bowdler (1746-1823), a writer on religious and church affairs, was the author of Select Pieces in Verse and Prose (1818). Inscribed "From the Author" on the half title. Bookplates are on the front paste down and the front free endpapers, both from the Locker family. There are a few notes in pencil scattered throughout from a previous owner. Front free endpaper is loose. Boards are rubbed and worn around the edges with light staining and some small scratches. Parts of the gilt border on both covers is worn off. The front hinge has cracked.