Psyche, with Other Poems... The Fourth Edition.
1812. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812.
8vo, xv, 167 pp. With fore-edge painting. Straight-grained green morocco gilt. Considerably worn with old tape repair to backstrip, blue endpapers, all edges gilt. Bookplates of William Hartman Woodin and Anne Livesey.
§ Attractive fore-edge painting of a man launching a boat on a rural river, trees, hills and a bridge in the background. It ornaments a later London edition of Mary Tighe's retelling of the legend of Cupid and Psyche. Tighe was an Anglo-Irish poet (1772-1810) who died young of tuberculosis. Her work was praised by Thomas Moore, the author of Irish Melodies, and by John Keats, who praised her in his poem "To Some Ladies." Item #124758