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119
Landor, Walter Savage
POEMS FROM THE ARABIC AND PERSIAN; WITH NOTES BY THE AUTHOR OF GEBIR. WARWICK: PRINTED BY H. SHARPE; AND (LONDON:) SOLD BY MESSRS. RIVINGTONS, ST. PAUL’S CHURCH YARD, 1800
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
119
Landor, Walter Savage
POEMS FROM THE ARABIC AND PERSIAN; WITH NOTES BY THE AUTHOR OF GEBIR. WARWICK: PRINTED BY H. SHARPE; AND (LONDON:) SOLD BY MESSRS. RIVINGTONS, ST. PAUL’S CHURCH YARD, 1800
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Landor, Walter Savage
POEMS FROM THE ARABIC AND PERSIAN; WITH NOTES BY THE AUTHOR OF GEBIR. WARWICK: PRINTED BY H. SHARPE; AND (LONDON:) SOLD BY MESSRS. RIVINGTONS, ST. PAUL’S CHURCH YARD, 1800
4to, first edition, INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY ("19th Decr 1800 | The Gift of the Author | to | M[?]E. Landor"), original wrappers, preserved in quarter green morocco box, lacking stitches, leaves slightly creased from previous folding, minor soiling
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Literature

Wise and Wheeler 6

Catalogue Note

RARE, with four copies only recorded in the UK by ESTC (all British Library or Oxford). The recipient is possibly the author's sister Elizabeth. The work is a poetical hoax, with the poems by Landor himself and imitations not of originals but of the imitations of Sir William Jones, and John Nott's Select Odes from the Persian Poet Hafiz (1797). This is the first issue according to Wise and Wheeler, without the poem to Napoleon and with the Rivingtons imprint.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London