ROMANTICISM. RICHARDSON, JOHN. Editor. The Eglinton Tournament. London: Conaghi & Puckle, 1843.

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ROMANTICISM.
RICHARDSON, JOHN. Editor.
The Eglinton Tournament. London: Conaghi & Puckle, 1843.

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ROMANTICISM.
RICHARDSON, JOHN. Editor. The Eglinton Tournament. London: Conaghi & Puckle, 1843.
Folio (620 x 444 mm). Hand-colored lithographic title page, engraved dedication page, 21 hand-colored lithographic plates after drawings by James Henry Nixon. Contemporary quarter straight-grain morocco and patterned cloth, gilt titles on upper cover. Wear to covers, scattered foxing, a few small tears at outside margins.

FIRST EDITION. A record of the spectacular Eglinton Tournament of 1839, with lists of the participants, romantic descriptions of the staged pageantry, including parades, jousts, a banquet and a ball, and colorful illustrations from drawings made at the scene by James Henry Nixon. The tournament was a tour-de-force of 19th century Romanticism, drawing around 100,000 spectators despite delays caused by soaking rainstorms. Abbey Life 388.
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