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Southey's Common-Place Book

In Four Volumes

By John Wood Warter [Editor]

1850-1851 - London - Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.

8" by 6"; I: (iv) 596pp; II: [vi] 693pp; III: (vi) 841pp; IV: (vi) 748pp.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

A beautifully bound set of Robert Southey's readings, extracts and notes, compiled into his Common-Place Book.

The second edition.

Edited by Southey's son-in-law, John Wood Warter.  

Comprising:

First Series - Choice Passages: Collections for English Manners and Literature.

Second Series - Special Collections.

Third Series - Analytical Readings. Multifarious readings of Southey's on subjects including History (Anglo-Irish, French, natural, and ecclesiastical), Literature and Biography.

Fourth Series - Original Memoranda, etc. 

A fascinating collection of literary, historical and theological extracts from Southey's multifarious readings. Subjects include English civil and ecclesiastical history, French history, the natural world, travel, and divinity. Many choice passages chosen by this esteemed man of letters, drawn from English and European traditions, and accompanied by Southey's personal observations.

Robert Southey (1774-1843) was an English writer and poet of the Romantic movement. One of the celebrated "Lake Poets" , he was Poet Laureate for 30 years, from 1813 until his death. In addition to his verse,  Southey was also a prolific writer in a variety of other mediums, producing letters, scholarly essays and biographies, many of which are still read widely today.

 

CONDITION

Handsomely bound in full gilt-detailed calf by Hayday & Co. Externally excellent, with just the occasional scuff and very light scratch to the leather. Firmly bound throughout. There is spotting to the endpapers and titlepages in all volumes, but the pages are otherwise remarkably clean and bright throughout. Bookplate of "Ulick 6th Marquess of Sligo [George Ulick Browne] and Agatha his Wife" to front pastedown of each volume.

Overall: FINE.


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