Poems of Samuel Rodgers
ILLUSTRATEDFIRST EDITION, SCARCE
Publisher: Edward Moxon, Dover StreetCopyright: 1842
--CONDITION--This book is in poor condition. Tooled Leather. Beautiful leather boards with hand tooled details. Both boards are detached. The leather is stained and chipped. Gilt is darkened along the spine. There is an ink inscription dated 1847 on front flyleaf (which is also detached). The text block is in great shape with many beautiful engravings. All edges gilt. Hand marbled endpapers. Excellent candidate for rebinding. 304 Pages -
-ABOUT THIS ITEM--
Samuel Rodgers (English Poet) was, during his lifetime, one one of the most celebrated poets, although his fame has long since been eclipsed by his Romantic colleagues and friends Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron. His recollections of these and other friends such as Charles James Fox are key sources for information about London artistic and literary life, with which he was intimate, and which he used his wealth to support. He made his money as a banker and was also a discriminating art collector.
Item Dimensions: 8.0 inches x 5.5 inches