[Gladstone PM Library; Samuel Rogers, 'the Banker Poet', inscribes a volume of his poems, with proof engravings by Finden and Goodall from Turner & Stothard, to 'his friend' William Ewart Gladstone.] Poems by Samuel Rogers.

Samuel Rogers ('The Banker Poet'); J. M. W. Turner; Thomas Stothard; William Finden; Edward Goodall; Thomas Cadell and Edward Moxon, London publishers [William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and E. Moxon, Dover-street. 1834.
SKU: 22681

viii + 296pp, 8vo. In fair condition, on lightly aged and spotted paper, with slight damp staining along bottom edge. In contemporary green crushed morocco binding, with gilt decoration to the edges of the inside covers, all edges gilt, rebacked and with new endpapers. Inscribed by Rogers on flyleaf: 'To W. E. Gladstone | from his friend, the Author.' Beneath this Gladstone has added in pencil: 'June 1838'. The volume contains a handful of light annotatory marks in pencil, no doubt also by Gladstone. Handsomely printed (no doubt with a contribution from the wealthy author) on thick wove paper of sufficient quality for the engravings to be printed on the same paper as the letterpress, with tissue guards inserted where engravings feature on facing pages. Each of the seventy-two engravings has the word 'proof' engraved next to the name of the engraver. Four full-page illustrations. The engravings are from illustrations by Turner and Stothard, with the exception of one from Flaxman, and two by D. Allen (one from his own illustration, the other from Callot). The main engravers are Finden and Goodall, the others being Miller, H. Le Keux, Watt, R. Wallis and the aforementioned D. Allen.