Poems WITH: Italy: A Poem

By: Samuel Rogers (1763-1855)

Price: $200.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Two Volumes. 8vo. 7 7/8 x 5 3/8 inches. (x), 295, [1 illustrated]; [ii], (x), 296 pp. Vol. I with frontispiece portrait of Rogers drawn by Sir Thomas Lawrence, F. R. A. and engraved by W. Finden, both volumes illustrated throughout with fine steel engraved vignettes, headpieces, and tailpieces of the highest quality by the best illustrators of the time; text unmarked, light toning and foxing in both volumes. Unsigned full vellum, covers and spines ruled in gilt and decorated with gilt fleurs-de-lis, dark brown leather spine labels on each volume, gilt-decorated silk end-papers, all edges gilt; binding square and tight, spines lightly soiled. Comes in a contemporary slip case which holds smaller slip cases for each volume; larger slip case re-enforced with binder's adhesive cloth tape along all edges, the 2 small slip cases are heavily rubbed at the extremities but still functional. RN620-003. Very Good. FIRST EDITIONS, thus. Samuel Rogers was one of the most celebrated English poets during his life time. His fame has long since been eclipsed by his Romantic colleagues and friends Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron. Rogers made his money as a banker; he was a patron of poets and the London artistic and literary life of his day. These Cadell issues of Rogers' poetry have long been recognized for the quality of the illustrations; extant copies of these volumes are often found in the market with contemporary fine bindings by various book binders. REFERENCE: Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914, p. 13.

Title: Poems WITH: Italy: A Poem

Author Name: Samuel Rogers (1763-1855)

Categories: CABSVBF2020,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: London, Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and E. Moxon, Dover-Street: 1834

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: RN620-002

Keywords: Samuel Rogers, Poems, Italy a Poem, T. Cadell, E. Moxon, Binding, Fine Binding,