William Tell; or Swisserland Delivered



[000002] De Florian, Chevalier; (Hewetson, William B. Trans.),  William Tell; or Swisserland Delivered, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, London, 1809, First Edition, Good. Half Calf and Boards, 12mo, xxxvi, 115pp, [5].

Original paper covered boards, later reback, smooth spine divided into six panels by gilt bands, morocco title label to second panel, small Turkish pattern marbled endpapers, all edges marbled.

Boards worn, corners heavily worn. Internally lightly browned, occasional spotting, frontispiece browned, foxed and coming loose, with slight off setting onto title, lacking the half-title.

The first English edition of this classic, Gumuchian has the Harris published 1823 edition, but not this one. Uncommon, COPAC shows at the BL only (and their copy seemingly lacking 4pp of the adverts to rear)