Nine (9) Early/Mid 19th century books with decorative bindings. Titles include: Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., New Edition, Vol. IX, by James Boswell, 1835. Published by John Murray, London. 335 pages with four engraved plates including frontispiece with paper guard and title page; The Aldine Edition of the British Poets, The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Vol. II, III, 1839. Published by William Pickering, London. 653 total pages including index, engraved title pages; Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragment, New Edition, Vol. II, edited by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1852. Published by Edward Moxon, London. 293 pages; The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Vol. II, III, edited by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1847. Published by Edward Moxon, London. 818 total pages; The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Vol. II, III, & X, 1853. Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York. 1078 total pages including index, engraved frontispieces with tissue paper guards and title pages; two (2) 18mo, seven (7) 16mo, all rebound in old full brown calfskin with gilt dentelle to covers, gilt lettering and embossed designs to spines, five raised hubs, marbled end papers and paper edges. Eight (8) with "F.G. MacGavock" stamped to covers and title pages, one (1) with "Archibald Ogilvie" ex libris bookplate, inside of front cover. Books range in size from 6 1/2" H x 4 3/8" W x 1 1/4" D to 6 3/4" H x 4 1/2" W x 1 3/8" D. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the SouthÕs most prestigious charity events – the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland. A graduate of NashvilleÕs Parmer School, Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nationÕs longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castleÕs roof. CONDITION: Covers in overall good condition with wear to be expcted from age, corners bumped. Pages with foxing spots, toning/acid burn, separating from binding, etc.
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