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London: James Fraser, 1840. First edition, first printing. Original blind-stamped black cloth, gilt, Tarr's binding B, no priority established (Tarr A11.1.a). There were 1,000 copies, published in December, 1839, followed by a second printing of 1,000 copies in April, 1840. Association copy: "John S. Blackie to Alex. Mackay. Edinburgh 1867". John Stuart Blackie was elected to the Greek Chair at Edinburgh University in 1852. He published verse, prose, and translations, including Homer and Goethe. His translation of Faust (1834) was praised by Carlyle. In 1867-8 he debated, in print, Chartist politician Ernest Charles Jones, who was, by this time, continuing to beat a long dead horse. Alexander Mackay may have been one of Blackie's students. Some wear. Light damp-stain to front board, and a private library sticker there. A Very Good copy.
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