Lines Written and Printed at the Request of a Friend, by whom the Melancholy Story is related.

Alderson (R.)

Lines Written and Printed at the Request of a Friend, by whom the Melancholy Story is related.

To which are added, Lines to the Author of an Answer to the above; with a fragment of a poem, called My Native Dale. The whole of which shall be published at some future Period.

Description: hole at inner margin of title-page repaired, tear to [A]2 repaired, loss of a couple of letters on verso, B2 frayed at foot, pencilled word to p.13 and p.15, pencilled notes to endpaper (see below), browned and/or dust-soiled around the edges, pp. 16, 8vo, 19th-century green half calf with marbled boards, flat spine lettered longitudinally in gilt direct, bookplate of Charles William Bigge to pastedown

Publication Details: Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by R. T. Edgar, 1825

Notes: Second edition. The first edition, published in the same year, is rare, wih only 2 copies in the BL recorded in COPAC: that edition consisted of only 8 pages. Here, at the foot of p. 8, is the mark of the printer, and so we suppose that the first part of the volume is in fact a re-issue. A number of words added in pencil, look as if they might be authorial corrections, but the notes on the endpaper are in a different hand: this comprises a league table of poets referred to in the text, Burns at the top with 14 mentions. The author of "Lines to R. Alderson", who has scant regard for Alderson's ...more

Bibliography: (Not in Johnson)

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Price: £750

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1825

Stock Number: 61056

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