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Meredith, George
POEMS. JOHN W. PARKER AND SON, [1851]
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209
Meredith, George
POEMS. JOHN W. PARKER AND SON, [1851]
Estimate
7001,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Meredith, George
POEMS. JOHN W. PARKER AND SON, [1851]
8vo (171 x 108mm), FIRST EDITION, half-title, final gathering unopened, errata slip at the end, original green cloth blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt, cream endpapers, preserved in brown morocco pull-off case
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Provenance

Mrs J. Insley Blair, sale of books from her library, Sotheby's New York, 3 December 2004, lot 200

Literature

Buxton Forman 1; Collie XXXVI; Hayward 270

Catalogue Note

AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY OF  THE FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S SCARCE FIRST BOOK, the publication of which he funded himself. He later disowned the work although it was praised at the time both by Tennyson and Charles Kingsley.

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