London: John Murray, 1813. Half leather. Octavo, (8) Comprising 2 blank, half title, 1 blank, title page, 1 blank, Dedication, 1 blank, Contents, lv, (1) Blank, 525pp, (1) Errata, (4) Blank. Rebound in half leather with cloth boards, original bookplates and ownership inscription re-mounted. The blanks and half title are quite foxed but otherwise quite clean with only the occasional fox mark throughout. Item #805
The older of the two bookplates is that of Richard Fisher who also inscribed his name on the front free endpaper and dated it June 18th, 1823, Midhurst. Possibly Richard Fisher (1809-1890) the British collector of Italian prints and Japanese Netsuke (see British Museum's online entry for Fisher). Fisher would have been 14 in 1923 and Bland's Collections a likely possession for a schoolboy of that time. The second bookplate is that of R.E. Stone.