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Seward, Anna
Elegy on Captain Cook. To which is Added, an Ode to the Sun
London, 1784. Signed "Anna Seward" in neat script at bottom right of final page 25. Extremely rare Cook item in any edition. This is the Fourth Edition with additions Printed and sold by J. Jackson and J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, London 1784. There is a old tape repair to rear inside bottom of last page, not affecting text. Book has a loose clipping from a Bookseller(Dobell--London 1926 describing this book. "Anna Seward (1742-1809) was born in Eyam, Derbyshire, and resided in Lichfield, England from age thirteen until her death. In addition to her career as a poet, she carried on a voluminous correspondence with many literary figures. Known as "The Swan of Lichfield," she had an uneasy relationship with her town's other famous literary figure, Samuel Johnson". (Harvard University Library). Rebound inbrown buckrum board with gilt title on spine. Several small(1/4"-1/2" spots of half title page and one small smudge on rear end paper. Otherwise Very Good with only faint foxing, wide borders, no other marks except signature as stated above. . By Author. Very Good.
Bookseller: David C. Johnson
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