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Title:London: A Poem and The Vanity of Human Wishes. with an introductory essay by T. S. Eliot (Haslewood Books.)
Price:GBP£135.00 (about USD$183.60)
Item ID:B009-3782
Publisher:Frederick Etchells & Hugh MacDonald, London, 1930
Dust Jacket:No
Frederick Etchells & Hugh MacDonald, 1930, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First

printed at the Chiswick Press & published in the 'Haslewood Books' series in a limited edition of 450 numbered copies of which this is number 407 (the first 150 copies were signed by Eliot); black titles on paper label to front board. In 1738 Johnson composed the verse satire 'London', his first imitation of Juvenal's poetry. Johnson's 'London' is concerned primarily with political issues, especially those surrounding the Walpole administration. Johnson's second imitation of Juvenal, 'The Vanity of Human Wishes', emphasizes philosophy over politics. Limited & Numbered Edition. Size: Small Folio (over 12" -19" tall). 44 pages. Original spine missing, neatly taped with cloth binding tape. Endpapers browned, text block clean. Previous owner's name ink-stamped on front endpaper: "C. W. M. Swithinbank". (Charles Winthrop Molesworth Swithinbank, the British glaciologist & polar specialist.. original (blue) boards faded to brown on front & edges of rear but otherwise in good condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare; Verse; Satires; England; 18th century; Poetry. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3782.
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