RICHARD COEUR DE LION, An Historical Tale. With Three copper-plates.
London: Tabart and Co. At the Juvenile and School Library, No. 157, New Bond Street, 1805. [Price Sixpence.] 32 pages. Illustrated with three hand-coloured engraved plates. Bound in recent quarter buff roan gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. 123 x 80 mm. First edition. Lacks the original printed wrappers; else a very good copy. Extremely rare. Princeton copy only of the first edition. Library Hub records a copy of an edition of 1808. Issued as part of Benjamin Tabart’s Popular Stories series. It was once thought William Godwin was the editor of this series; however, it is now believed this task was undertaken by his second wife, Mary Jane Godwin.
Book ID: 14825
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