Poems...New Edition.

Poems...New Edition.
click image to zoom

London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. Two vols., 8vo., xii, 362; vii, 480 pp. Original slate-blue fine-ribbed cloth, blocked in blind with floral border and center medallion to both boards, and title in gilt to backstrip. Housed in a brown half-morocco and buckram slipcase, with matching four-fold buckram folders for each volume. Covers are slightly scuffed, backstrip with a hint of sun-toning, early owner signature in ink to first endpaper of volume two; a very good set. With the bookplate of H. Bradley Martin to the folder encasing volume one. The second, revised and expanded edition, in the secondary binding (with “London” on the backstrip). It includes a new advertisement by the author, the true first appearance of “Sonnets from the Portuguese,” an entirely new version of “one early failure,” being a translation of Prometheus of Aeschylus titled “Prometheus Bound,” and other poems “hitherto unprinted.” One of T. J. Wise’s most audacious forgeries was a “pre-print” of the Sonnets, dated “Reading, 1847,” corroborated by Edmund Gosse with an anecdote about its origin (Critical Kit-Kats, 1896). Tinker 399. Wise, Ashley Library, I, 95. Barnes A6. (Item Id: 108570)

$12,500.00
Buy Now

All items are guaranteed as described but may be returned for any reason for resale for a full refund within 10 days of receipt only if packed, shipped, and insured as received. Payment in US dollars drawn on a US bank, including state and local taxes as applicable, is expected upon receipt unless otherwise agreed. Institutions may receive deferred billing and duplicates will be considered for credit. References or advance payment may be requested of anyone ordering for the first time. All sold items remain the property of John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller until paid for in full. Postage is extra and will be via UPS or USPS unless otherwise requested.

PayPal is the prefered payment method but Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also gladly accepted: if paying by credit card please be sure to read and understand the descriptions of the books you are ordering, as substantial charges can be assessed on returns for which the buyer is responsible. Please also note that under standard terms of business, title does not pass to the purchaser until the purchase price has been paid in full.

ILAB dealers only may deduct their reciprocal discount, provided the account is paid in full within 30 days; thereafter the price is net.