[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]
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London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and E. Moxon, Dover-street. 1834.

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.

Signed mezzotint engraving by Frank Short [Francis Job Short] of the Royal Academy, headed 'Twelve Subjects from the Liber Studiorum of J. M. W. Turner, R.A. Etched & Mezzotinted by Frank Short.'

Frank Short [Francis Job Short (1857-1945)], RA, engraver [J. M. W. Turner]
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'Published by Robt. Dunthorne, at the Sign of The Rembrandt Head, in Vigo Street, London. W.' [1890s?]

Landscape on 16 x 12 cm paper. Dimensions of plate 12.5 x 18.5 cm. In very good condition, lightly-framed. Signed in pencil 'Frank Short' at bottom right outside the plate. The mezzotint itself (a cloudy view of a bay, with shipping in the background) is 5.5 x 10.5 cm., within a 7 x 12 cm printed frame. Outside the frame, in the bottom left-hand corner, is an engraving of a pheasant on reeds by a river. The title is at the head, with the list of the twelve engravings down the right-hand side of the mezzotint, and the publisher's details beneath it in the bottom right-hand corner.

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