Hurst, Chance, and Co, 1828, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First
20cm x 12cm. xvi, 395,  pages. Full red leather, gilt and blind decoration, marbled edges and endpapers. The first series of a collection of fugitive poems authored before 1823, many of which published here for the first time. Committed to the press in 1824 the collection remained unpublished until 1828 for mysterious reasons of the assignees of the publisher's estate. A second series of poems authored from 1823 was published in 1829. This copy in contemporary leather with an engraved title page dated 1828 with the imprint of Hurst, Chance, and Co. Poets include William Read, William Roscoe, Rev. W. Lisle Bowles, L. E. L., Thomas Campbell, Horace Smith, William Beckford, Barry Cornwall, Herbert Knowles, D. M. Moir, William Wordsworth, Joseph Ritche, S. T. Coleridge, Thomas Campbell, James Montgomery, Lord Byron, Rev. George Croly, J. S. Clarke, Joanna Baillie, William Smith, Barry Cornwall, Rev. J. Moultrie, Rev. George Crabbe, Thomas Doubleday, Rev. Charles Wolfe, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ismael Fitzadam, Thomas Moore, John Malcolm, Archdeacon Wrangham, H. A. Driver, Rev. J. W. Cunningham, Rev. J. Beresford, Rev. C. C. Colton, James Montgomery, Alaric A. Watts, John Keats, Sir Walter Scott, John Malcolm, Charles Lamb, Samuel Rogers, Herbert Knowles, and many others. Edited by Alaric A. Watts. Minor rubbing to leather. Previous owner's inscription faded, ink marks to engraved title page with the lettering of London traced over. Minor foxing, mostly to last few pages. Occasional minor soiling and handling marks. Minor crack before the final two gatherings, still firm. Shipped Weight: .52 kilos.