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Robert Southey

8 vols - Details below

1809-1815 - London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown

7" by 4" - 297, 293, 257, 269, 267, 285, 291, 274pp

 

 

DETAILS

Full brown cloth bindings with black and gilt spine labels.  Illustrated with portrait frontispiece to the first volume of Joan of Arc.

Four works of Southey bound in eight.

Titles include;

Roderick - Volumes I and II - 1815 Second Edition

Joan of Arc - Volumes I and II - 1812 Fourth Edition

Thalaba the Destroyer - Volumes I and II - 1809 The Second Edition

Madoc - Volumes I and II - 1812 Third Edition

Robert Southey (August 12, 1774 March 21, 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate. Although his fame tends to be eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse enjoys enduring popularity. Moreover, he was a prolific letter writer, literary scholar, historian and biographer. His biographies include the life and works of John Bunyan, John Wesley, William Cowper, Oliver Cromwell and Horatio Nelson. The latter has rarely been out of print since its publication in 1813 and was adapted for the screen in the 1926 British film, Nelson. He was also a renowned Portuguese and Spanish scholar, translating a number of works of those two countries into English and writing both a History of Brazil (part of his planned History of Portugal which was never completed) and a History of the Peninsular War. Perhaps his most enduring contribution to literary history is the immortal children's classic, The Story of the Three Bears, the original Goldilocks story.

CONDITION

The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are firmly attached.  There si some minor wear to the extremities including some fading to the spines and edges of the boards and some marks to the boards.  Internally the books are generally clean an dbright apart from some isolated spots in places.  There is a neat copperplate signature to the front blank end paper of both of the Thalaba volumes.  There is some staining to the corner of the frontispiece.  The second Joan of Arc volume is bound upside down.

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