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1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.
1860 Rare First Edition -  Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.

1860 Rare First Edition - Poems of James Montgomery illustrated by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc.

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Author:  James Montgomery. John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, illustrators. Brothers Dalziel, engravers.
Title: Poems of James Montgomery; Selected And Edited By Robert Aris Willmott, Incumbent Of Bear Wood. Illustrated With One Hundred Designs By John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc. Engraved By The Brothers Dalziel.
Publisher: London, Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1860. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9" X 7".
Pages: 379 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good contemporary full Morocco leather binding with gilt decorations (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. A rare find in such a nice condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing and staining throughout - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with One Hundred beautiful illustrations by John Gilbert, J. Wolf, Birket Foster, Etc. Engraved By The Brothers Dalziel.

Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 300).

The book: Poems of James Montgomery, published in 1860, stands as a rare first edition, cherished for its rich compilation of Montgomery's poetry. This edition is distinguished by its exquisite contemporary full morocco leather binding with gilt decorations, enhancing its aesthetic and collectible value. The inclusion of one hundred beautiful illustrations by renowned artists John Gilbert, J. Wolf, and Birket Foster, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel, adds a visual dimension to Montgomery's lyrical and evocative poems, making this book a significant piece for collectors of Victorian poetry and illustrated books.

The author: James Montgomery was a Scottish poet, hymn writer, and editor known for his deep religious conviction and humanitarianism. His poetry, celebrated for its elegance and emotional depth, reflects his personal beliefs and the social issues of his time.


The illustrators and Engravers: The collaboration of illustrators like John Gilbert, J. Wolf, and Birket Foster, with the engraving expertise of the Brothers Dalziel, resulted in a book that is not only a literary treasure but also a masterpiece of Victorian illustration. Their combined talents brought Montgomery's poems to life with images that capture the essence of his work, making this edition a testament to the artistry of 19th-century book design and illustration.


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