Edwin Slater, 1858, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
150 g; 40 pages Book plate of Isaac Frank Holden on front paste down, some chipping to the half title page, and a piece missing from the lower right-hand corner of the penultimate page with no loss of text. The handsewn binding is visible at page 40. Some minor discolouration given the book's age to the covers, with gilt title still quite visible. Edwin Waugh (1817-1819), known as "the Lancashire poet", was born the son of a shoemaker. For several years he earned his living as a journeyman printer in various parts of the country. In 1855 he published his 1st book, Sketches of Lancashire life and Localities, following this up with reprinted poems and songs (1859). His rendering of the Lancashire dialect was most happy, and his rude lyrics, full of humour and pathos, were great favourites with his countrymen. He died on 30 April 1890 -- Milner's memoir Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Britain; Inventory No: 0229301.