THE LIFE AND TIMES OF C.J. FOX, HANDSOMELY BOUND
(FOX, Charles James) RUSSELL, John. The Life and Times of Charles James Fox. London: Richard Bentley, 1859. Three volumes. Octavo, late 19th-century three-quarter burgundy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $950.
First edition of this biography of one of 18th-century England’s best-known statesmen and dandies, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf.
A biography of the renowned 18th-century English statesman and orator. Fox was the perfect symbol of the 18th-century dandy: eloquent orator, skilled politician, and accomplished historian, but also profligate drinker and gambler. Armorial bookplates and owner signatures of noted collector Edward Hubert Litchfield.
Expert repairs to joints of Volume I. Handsomely bound.