Two (2) 19th century books: LIFE IN LONDON by Pierce Egan and SKETCHES OF PROMINENT TENNESSEANS. 1st item: LIFE IN LONDON; OR, THE NIGHT SCENES OF JERRY HAWTHORNE, ESQ. by Pierce Egan, 35 color etchings by I. R. and G. Cruikshank, printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London, 1821. Octavo, 376 gilt top edged pages with a frontispiece, 3 page double-sided pull out music sheets titled "Life in London" (first sheet is unnumbered), footnote on pg. 9, hardbound in tan leather with gilt blind stamped line borders to covers, gilt blindstamping and lettering to spine, five raised hubs to spine, inner leather doublures and grey endpapers. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. First quarter 19th century. 2nd item: SKETCHES OF PROMINENT TENNESSEANS, First Edition, compiled and edited by the Hon. William S. Speer, published by Albert B. Tavel, Nashville, 1888. Quarto, 579 gilt edged pages with photogravure frontispiece and 46 portraits with tissue paper guards, most with facsimile signatures, old rebinding in dark brown leather with gilt lettering and blindstamping to original front cover, grey floral wallpaper endpapers. 12" H x 9 5/8" W x 2" D. Last quarter 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Covers with wear, surface scratches, corners bumped.Toning to marbled endpapers. Overall toning to pages. Etchings are collated. Pencil inscriptions from previous owner to endpapers. 2nd item: Original cover in worn condition, rebound covers with some shelf wear to leather, slightly bumped corners. Pages with tears, dampstaining, foxing spots, toning, etc. to be expected from age. Frontispiece, title page, and part of index separated from spine. Portraits "210 -Barrett", "263 – Sears", 297 – Buist","445 – Jackson", and "570 – Baxter" are not present. Pencil inscriptions from previous owner, front endpaper.
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