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[Peacock, Thomas Love.]
MELINCOURT. BY THE AUTHOR OF HEADLONG HALL. FOR T. HOOKHAM AND BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY, 1817
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110
[Peacock, Thomas Love.]
MELINCOURT. BY THE AUTHOR OF HEADLONG HALL. FOR T. HOOKHAM AND BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY, 1817
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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[Peacock, Thomas Love.]
MELINCOURT. BY THE AUTHOR OF HEADLONG HALL. FOR T. HOOKHAM AND BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY, 1817
12mo, 3 volumes, first edition, half-titles, original blue-green cloth boards, original spine labels, minor foxing, slight wear to binding and labels
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Provenance

The English writer, scholar and collector E.H.W. Meyerstein (1889-192), with his monogram and date of purchase (1944) on front endpapers; the bookseller and bibliographer Graham Pollard (1903-1976); given to his nephew David's wife, Marilyn Butler, author of Peacock Displayed (1977), with two autograph letters by Pollard's lifelong companion Esther Potter to Marilyn Buter, discusing E.H. W. Meyerstein, loosely inserted

Literature

Sadleir 1957e

Catalogue Note

A fine copy of the author's second prose satire, in which the civilized orang-utan Sir Oran Haut-on is elected MP for the rotten borough of Onevote. Rare in original cloth in this condition.

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