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    Three Attractive Titles by Shelley's Personal Friend, Leigh Hunt. This lot offers three titles by the man Charles Dickens once described as "the very soul of truth and honour".

    Lord Byron and Some of his Contemporaries with Recollections of the Author's Life, and of his Visit to Italy (London: Henry Colburn, 1828), second edition, two volumes, 8vo (5.25" x 8.125"), half-leather binding with green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Volume I contains 450 pages, and a foldout of a "Fac-simile of Lord Byron's Poetry, from an Altered Copy of English Bards & Scotch Reviewers, Never Published" after the preface to the second edition. Volume II has 449 pages plus an errata page. Both volumes are in good condition, with minimal shelf wear to the edges, corners, and spine, and noticeable foxing to the edges and text.

    The Poetical Works of Leigh Hunt. A New Edition, Containing Many Pieces Now First Collected (London: Edward Moxon, 1849), 288 pages, 12mo (3.5" x 5.5"), full calf binding with a banded leather spine, marbled endpapers and edges of textblock, gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. This little volume is very good. The top corners are bumped, there is wear to the edges, hinges and spine, with some of the gilt lettering rubbed away. Otherwise, the binding is tight, and the text is clean and bright.

    The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt. A New Edition, Revised by the Author; With Further Revision, And an Introduction, By His Eldest Son., (London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1861), 412 pages, followed by four pages of advertising, with endpapers also comprised of ads, beige cloth boards, 12mo (4.5" x 7"). This book is fair, with heavy soiling to the cloth boards, spine, and edges. Cover shows small red stains to the front board, and the hinges are loose. The text is mostly clean, with very mild foxing to some pages. Overall, this is a fascinating lot from one of Mary Shelley's dearest friends. From the Betty Bennett Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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