John Woodvil

To Which are Added, Fragments of Burton, The Author of The Anatomy of Melancholy.

LAMB, Charles

LAMB, Charles John Woodvil To Which are Added, Fragments of Burton, The Author of The Anatomy of Melancholy.

G & J Robinson, 1802.

First edition. Finely bound by Sangoski & Sutcliffe in full olive morocco with a geometric design to covers of intertwining gilt rules about four circular, floral devices with small red morocco inlays. Raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Top edge gilt. A near fine copy with a faded spine.

Lamb's first play, of which Southey wrote, "will please you by the exquisite beauty of its poetry, and provoke you by the exquisite silliness of its story." Also the first appearance in print of his sister Mary, who contributed a poem, "Helen."

PROVENANCE: John Whipple Frothingham (1878-1935, noted American book collector, bookplate to front endpaper);

Stock ID: 35491

£850.00

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