By Henry Nelson Coleridge
London   John Murray
6.5" by 4.5" viii, 379pp.
An uncommon and fascinating work on Greek classical poets, in a lovely full vellum signed Hayday binding with attractive gilt page edges and marbled endpapers.
By Henry Nelson Coleridge

1834 Introductions To The Study Of The Greek Classic Poets

London   John Murray
6.5" by 4.5" viii, 379pp.
An uncommon and fascinating work on Greek classical poets, in a lovely full vellum signed Hayday binding with attractive gilt page edges and marbled endpapers.
£90.00
: 0.5kgs / : 623M31

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Early Edition, Leather Binding, Uncommon

A second edition copy. This text was written by Henry Nelson Coleridge, the nephew of the renowned Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Beyond notably editing his uncle's works and acting as Coleridge's literary executor, Henry Nelson Coleridge also was a writer in his own right , contributing regularly to the 'Quarterly Review' and the 'British Critic'. Indeed, he published this volume, his 'Introduction to the Study of Greek Classic Poets' in 1803, a well-received work that was published in several editions. Whilst the title page of this work lists this copy as 'Part 1', no following work on the topic was ever produced. This was reportedly due to the fact that 'his legal career began to flourish at that time and he never found the time to write the proposed second volume'- DNB.

Condition

In a full vellum binding. Externally, front board sprung. Slight marking to boards, and spine. Fading to spine. Book binder's stamp to verso of front free-endpaper. Prior owner's ink inscription to verso of front free-endpaper, dated '1844'. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to edges with the odd spot. Very light scattered spotting to first and last few pages, and the occasional page.

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