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Letters to a Young Lady on a Course of English Poetry 1807  

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Letters to a Young Lady on a Course of English Poetry

Aiken, John


Printed for J. Johnson, by Richard Taylor



x, 297 + 3 ad pp. (12mo) 16x9 cm (6½x4"), period quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt decorated spine. Second Edition.

Handsomely bound collection of letters from the physician and man of letters who also wrote occasional pieces with his sister Anna Barbauld. These wide-ranging pieces comment on poetry from the classics, Phoebus and Daphne, Homer's Iliad, Milton's Paradise Lost, Samuel Johnson, etc. Scarce. 


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Light wear and rubbing to boards; early signature and inscription on the recto of the second blank leaf before the title-page, interior crisp; very good.

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