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Introduction to the Study of The

Greek Classic Poets

By Henry Nelson Coleridge

1834 - London - John Murray

7" by 4.5"; viii, 379pp

 
 

DETAILS

The first, and only, part of Henry Nelson Coleridge's work on the Greek Poets.

Originally intended to be a series, which is why the title page states 'part I', this was the only volume published.

With a folding map frontispiece.

The second edition of this text.

In a very smart prize binding from Winchester College. Awarded to George Dunbar, from the family of Dunbar Baronetcies of Northfield. His father was Sir Archibald Dunbar, 6th Baronet of Northfield, whose bookplate is to the rear. To the bookplate a prior owner has written a little about George's history who was educated through his grandmother, Helen Cumming, wife of his grandfather the 5th Dunbar of Northfield. 

Henry Nelson Coleridge was the nephew of famous poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Henry is best known for editing his uncle's works as he became Coleridge's literary executor upon his death. This interesting work on the Classic Greek poets focuses solely on Homer. There is a discussion on Homer's life, the context of the world he lived in as well as some comparisons between Homer and his contemporaries. Coleridge then analyses all of Homer's major works including the Odyssey and the Iliad. 

CONDITION

In a full morocco prize binding with Winchester College gilt stamped to front board and more decorative gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, very smart with some rubbing to the joints and extremities. Gilt stamping to front board is slightly rubbed also. Prize bookplate from Winchester college to front pastedown addressed to George Dunbar. Bookplate of Sir Archibald Dunbar, 6th Baronet of the Northfield Baronet to the rear pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.


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