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The English Spy:

[WESTMACOTT Charles Molloy] 1787/8-1868 (Bernard Blackmantle Pseud.)

  • Publisher: Sherwood, Jones and Co
  • Published: 1825 , London: Paternoster-Row.
  • Condition: near fine
London: Paternoster-Row.: Sherwood, Jones and Co, 1825 2 Vols, 1825 & 26, Near Fine, 1st ed 1st Issue, 72 pls (71 hand coloured + 1 B&W), complete. In a superb full red morocco by Riviere and Son, tips a little brushed. Spines, raised bands, gilt titles, tiny spot to rear vol 1. Internally, white endpapers, gilt tooling to board edges, & turn ins, a.e.g., bookplate fpd (WS Adams). Vol 1, frontis, (xxiii), 417 pp, 36 coloured plates, + 28 engravings on wood. Vol 2, 1826, frontis, (xv), 399 pp, + coloured frontis and 36 plates + 8 engravings on wood, page 222 blank. All complete as called for, occasional light offsetting. A very nice set, superbly bound. (Folio, 148*239 mm). (Abbey Life 325. Tooley 266-9. Prideaux 310/328). WS Adams, probably one of Edinburgh's most prominent accountants, and book collectors. Westmacott, journalist and blackmailer, who acquired a reputation for publishing pseudo-satirical gossip with a view to extortion. Guilty or innocent, the persons he accused would pay either to be kept out of his paper or to have their names cleared. See ODNB.

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