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London: John W. Parker; Rugby: Crossley and Billington, 1852. First edition (NCBEL v.3, 1666). Contemporary full morocco, gilt, decorated in blind, all edges gilt, cxli, 200 pp., with a lengthy memoir by the editor, Rev. J. (John) Moultrie, Headmaster at Rugby School. William Sidney Walker (1795-1846) was a literary and classical prodigy, Shakespearean critic, poet, and translator. At Eton he met John Moultrie and Winthrop Mackworth Praed - they were at Cambridge together, and were lifelong friends, supportive of Walker in his poverty and mental difficulties toward the end of his life (DNB). This copy with a gift inscription: "Amy J.C. Moultrie with kind love from W. Billington (co-publisher of this volume) Feb. 1875." Amy Jane Coleridge Moultrie (1831-1919) was John Moultrie's daughter; the Coleridge in her name honored Derwent Coleridge, who was intimate with Walker, Praed, and Moultrie at Cambridge. William Billington and John Crossley were Rugby booksellers. Gilt dull, some wear to leather, a Very Good copy.
Title: The Poetical Remains of William Sidney Walker.
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