Italy. A Poem.

Rogers (Samuel)

Italy. A Poem.

Description: a few pages crumpled towards the fore-margin, pp. [x, including half-tile], 159, 8vo, uncut and unopened in the original boards, rebacked, preserving an old (browned) printed paper label

Publication Details: T. Bensley, Printer, 1829

Notes: Rogers's last and longest work. The first part was published anonymously in 1822; the second, with his name attached, in 1828. It was at first a failure, but Rogers was determined to make it a success. He enlarged and revised the poem, and commissioned illustrations from J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Stothard and Samuel Prout. These were engraved on steel in the sumptuous edition of 1830. The book then proved a great success. The desirability of this book is counterintuitive. It is an unillustrated proof copy of the first illustrated edition: a bibliographical curiosity therefore. It does have the add...more

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Price: £500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1829

Stock Number: 64435

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