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The Pleasures of Memory with Other Poems
London - T Cadell 1798 - Several poems, by the widely celebrated Samuel Rogers. With four engraved plates. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Atoniette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. Each poem follows with notes on the intertextual references, and definitions. Collated, complete. Samuel Rogers was one of the most celebrated poets during his lifetime. However, since his death his fame has been eclipsed by his Romantic colleagues Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron. Condition: In a diced calf binding. Externally, very smart. Rubbing to joints. Crack to front joint. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, E H Greenly. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with some light scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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