Many Thoughts on Many Things
1859, full leather, a book of quotations and thoughts...
Second edition. Full leather by Hayday, with five raised bands and gilt titling to spine, inner gilt dentelles, and all edges gilt. Marbled endpapapers. Frontispiece lithograph of a library with a quotation from Wordsworth. 24.5 × 18.5cm, 656pp.
Full title: Many Thoughts on Many Things: Being a Treasury of Reference, consisting of selections from the writings of the Known Great and the Great Unknown.
A fine collection of quotations and thoughts on all manner of subjects, arranged alphabetically by subject. The author, Henry Southgate (1818–1888) was a London auctioneer and who became known as an anthologist and compiler. This copy has a previous owner's name to the title page, Broomhead Colton-Fox, who was a well known solicitor and was killed by a passing train when crossing the line at Victoria Station on December 15th 1893.
The leather is scuffed to the spine, joints and board edges , and there is a bit of scratching to the gilt pages edges but the contents are in very good condition, bar some foxing to the prelims.