By Thomas de Quincey
London   John Lane the Bodley Head
9.5" by 6" xix, [2], 3-304pp.
Thomas De Quincey's celebrated autobiographical work with illustrations by Sonia Woolf, first edition thus.
By Thomas de Quincey

1930 The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

London   John Lane the Bodley Head
9.5" by 6" xix, [2], 3-304pp.
Thomas De Quincey's celebrated autobiographical work with illustrations by Sonia Woolf, first edition thus.
£30.00
: 1kgs / : 854A44

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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

Thomas de Quincey was an English writer, essayist, and literary critic, best known for this work, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, an autobiographical work in which he explores his laudanum addiction and its effects on his life. Originally published in 1821.

This copy is of a first edition thus featuring illustrations by Sonia Woolf. Seen in both green and black cloth, priority is unknown.

With frontispiece and eleven further full page plates. Collated, complete. 

St James's Library bookplate to verso front free endpaper, no library marks to text block. Previous ownership inscription to half title.

Condition

In the original publisher's full cloth binding, pictorial endpapers. Externally smart with some wear, bumped to head and tail of spine and extremities. Evidence of the removal of library sticker to spine. Back strip faded. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.

Very Good

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