Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill ... 1770. Not paginated. A8-3C5, †A8 -†M4, 3D8-3S6. Thick octavo. Contemporary unlettered red morocco, spine gilt extra, covers with gilt roll of vines at edges, with oval black morocco central inlay with the sacred monogram and cross within a gilt sunburst, a.e.g. , marbled endsheets. Vertical crack in spine, with shallow losses at crown and toe, front binder's blank detached (but present), rear inner hinge cracking after free endsheet, some wear to joints and forecorners; still, a good, internally fresh and crisp copy. Item #WRCLIT66987
An attractive octavo printing, including the Apocrypha. Wright and Gill printed an edition in folio the same year. A highly likely association copy of some interest, signed on the front binder's blank "Sarah S. Villiers 1804" (probably Sarah Sophia Child-Villiers, 1785-1867, Countess of Jersey), and with the earlier signature of "Sarah Child 1779" (her mother, Sarah Anne Child, 1764-1793). Sarah Childs married Lord Villiers on 23 May 1804. As heir to Child's Bank and to the property at Osterley Park, she brought considerable resources to the marriage and was engaged as an active partner at the bank. She exerted influence in political circles and was prominent socially, sufficient to provide models for fictional characters in novels by Disraeli and Lady Caroline Lamb. ESTC T91638. DARLOW & MOULE (HERBERT) 1206.