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Auction 165  3 Dec 2022
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Lot 130

Starting price: 100 USD
Price realized: 130 USD
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Rare British Medalist Biography
Dudley, T.B. [editor]. MEMOIR OF JAMES BISSET (WRITTEN BY HIMSELF), OF PERTH, BIRMINGHAM, AND LEAMINGTON: AUTHOR, ROYAL MEDALLIST, POET, AND INVENTOR; WITH PORTRAIT, NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS, AND A COLLECTION OF HIS SONGS, &C. Leamington Spa: Frank Glover, 1904. Crown 4to, original faux vellum lettered in gilt; remnants of red morocco spine label, gilt. Limitation leaf; frontispiece portrait; 95, (1) pages; 8 additional plates, including ones depicting trade tokens and a medal of Nelson. Boards a bit dusty and bowed; spine label mostly missing. Contents fine. Very good, overall. No. 17 of only 50 copies printed on large paper of the biography of this Birmingham medalist, art dealer, and poet. Rarely seen in any form. Ex Birmingham Assay Office Library.

Estimate: 150 USD
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