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London: Edward Moxon, 1839. First edition (NCBEL, v.3, 1306). Contemporary full tan calf, gilt lettered red leather labels, gilt decorations, rules, and dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With a printed bookplate, "Cardiff Castle". "Poems" was a critical success: "It is full of tenderness, fancy, and truth, and especially to be commended for correct versification and good English (anonymous, "The Quarterly Review", June & September, 1840). But Thomas Carlyle, in his "Life of Sterling", 1851, asserted that "...no man hailed it with welcome; unsold it lay, under the leaden seal of general neglect; the public when asked what it thought, had answered hitherto by a lazy stare." Binder's leaves foxed. Front board neatly detached, else a Very Good copy.
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