[BINDING]. MAGINN, William and William BATES, editors. -- MACLISE, Daniel, illustrator. A Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters (1830-1838). London: Chatto and Windus, 1874.
2 volumes, 4to (273 x 209 mm). EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED BY THE ADDITION OF APPROXIMATELY 145 PLATES AND 100 DOCUMENTS (see below). 20th-century blue morocco gilt, brown morocco strapwork onlays on covers and spine, wide turn ins and tan morocco doublures gilt, watered silk endleaves, edges gilt, stamp-signed by the Monastery Hill Bindery (light rubbing, minor losses to some onlays).
ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL NEATLY BOUND IN THROUGHOUT, INCLUDING CORRESPONDENCE FROM SEVERAL NOTABLE AUTHORS, with most author's entries accompanied by an additional plate and a manuscript, and with several examples from additional authors, including:
BROWNING, Robert. ALS, to Mrs. Benzon. N.d., 1p. -- COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. ALS, to C. A. Tulk. 26 Jan. 1822, 1p. -- DICKENS, Charles. ALS, to Henry Bicknell. 10 June 1858, 1p. -- DISRAELI, Benjamin. ALS, to an unnamed recipient. 23 May n.y., 1p. -- FARADAY, Michael. ALS, to an unnamed recipient. 15 July 1847, 1p. -- GODWIN, William. ALS, to an unnamed recipient, 21 June 1816, 1p. -- GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. ANS, to an unnamed recipient. 21 April 1878, 1p. -- HUNT, Leigh. ALS, to E. R. Moran. 5 Sept. n.y., 4pp. -- IRVING, Washington. ALS, to Robert Harvey. 26 Sept n.y., 1p. -- MITFORD, Mary Russell. ALS, to Mr. Belfe?. 26 Sept. 1826, 1p. -- NORTON, Caroline. ALS, to Mr. Hay. 14 Feb. 1853, 1p. -- SCOTT, Sir Walter. ALS, to Rosa. N.d., 1 1/2pp. -- SOUTHEY, Robert. ALS, to an unnamed recipient. 20 Aug. 1825, 1p. -- THACKERAY, William. AN. N.d., 1p. -- WORDSWORTH, William. ALS, to an unnamed recipient. 15 Dec.? n.y., 1p. -- (Complete list and details available on request).