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1823. [in original boards] Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London Magazine. London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1823. 6 pp undated ads. Original drab paper-covered boards. First Edition of this collection of 28 essays that were hugely popular during the Nineteenth Century; their popularity was due largely to Lamb's personal and conversational tone, uncommon at that time. After this collection was published, Lamb continued to write further essays for London Magazine (which was issued by Taylor & Hessey); despite Taylor & Hessey's efforts to prevent it, it was Edward Moxon who would publish Second Essays of Elia in 1833.~This copy has the title page in the second state, with two addresses (93 Fleet Street and 13 Waterloo Place) in the publisher's imprint.~This copy, complete with the half-title and the three leaves of undated T&H ads, is still in the original drab paper-covered boards (if there ever was a spine label, it is now absent). There is some general rubbing at the extremities but the volume remains tight, with its original endpapers intact. ELIA is not all that uncommon a book -- but almost all copies seen today have been rebound in leather at some point over their almost-200-year existence. Roff pp 149-155. In an open-back card slipcase.
      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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