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LAW, Hon. ELIZABETH SUSAN, afterwards Lady Colchester].
Miscellaneous Poems. Dedicated to Joseph Jekyll, Esq. By E.S.L. Not Published. [Bound with] Views in London. By an Amateur. Sketched from a Window in the "Palais de la Verité." And Extracts from an Album. Dedicated to Sophia, Countess of Darlington. Not Published. [And] Miscellaneous Poems. Dedicated to Lord Colchester. By E.S.C. Not Published.
[London,] 1832, 1833, and 1849. Together three works in one vol.: [ii], vi, 104; viii, 66; and [viii], 61, [1]pp., 8vo. With the half-titles, a couple of errata corrected in manuscript. Contemporary green morocco gilt, g.e., spine gilt-titled "Lady Colchester s Poetical Works Vol. I"; short crack in the upper joint, spine and lower cover faded. Front free endpaper inscribed "The Marchioness of Salisbury with Lady Colchester s love." First edition of each of these three privately-printed volumes, in a specially-bound volume for presentation. These are decidedly silver-fork poems, including such things as "The Descent of Venus in Kensington Gardens," and "Belinda s Lamentations at the Close of the London Season." Elizabeth Susan Law was the daughter of Baron Ellenborough, the Lord Chief Justice, and Anne Towry, a famous beauty. She married Lord Colchester in her late thirties. The recipent of this volume was probably the wife of the second Marquess of Salisbury, born Lady Mary Catherine Sackville-West, daughter of George Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La Warr. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 193, nos. 3 and 6. OCLC records several copies of all three titles, some in presentation format like the present volume; the most uncommon of the three is the Views in London, of which OCLC locates four copies: Cincinnati, Newberry, Texas, and Yale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Stuart Bennett Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB [Charleston, SC, U.S.A.]
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