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    [Thomas De Quincey]. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1822. First edition. Small octavo (6.875 x 4.125 inches; 175 x 104 mm.). vi (half-title present), [1]-206 pages; bound without the final ad leaf, as often seen. Text unopened. Publisher's paper-backed drab boards, with the original printed paper label on spine. Label chipped at corners and creased, with minor loss; spine and edges worn; crown chipped; front board loose; rear joint starting; previous owner's name on front board; some general light soiling. Endpapers foxed; occasional over-opening; a few leaves creased. Very good. Chemised in a red morocco pull-off case by Riviere. This is perhaps "the most famous account of drug addiction in English literature..." (Norman 619). Tinker 817.

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