The book of life : a bibliographical melody.
From the press of J. Johnson,
|Physical Description:||p ; 25 cm|
|Place of Publication:|
England -- London.
|General note:||"Fifty copies on paper; two on vellum".|
"To the ... members of the Roxburghe Club; this bibliographical melody, as a specimen of printing from the press of John Johnson, is most respectfully inscribed, by their obliged and obedient servant, 17th June 1820, Richard Thomson".
With a list of members of the Roxburghe club. Each copy is personalised by having the individual member's name printed in a box. This copy was printed for "P.E. Townley, Esq."
The poem is a metaphor between the running order of pages in a book and the different stages of life; "Chaque jour de ma vie, est un [sic] page de mon livre".
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