Lot 402 of 459:
Scarce literary journal, 1826  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$72
Estimate:
$10 - $100

Title:
Janus; or, The Edinburgh Literary Almanack
Author:
Lockhart, John Gibson and John Wilson, editors
Place:
[Edinburgh]
Publisher:
Oliver & Boyd
Date:
1826
Description:

viii, 542 pp. Vignette title. Half title present. (8vo) 19x11.5 (7½x4½"), gilt decorated period calf, black leather spine label, gilt lettering. First Edition. 

The first in proposed series of a literary annual, but no more other were published, likely due to the lackluster reviews. There are over 50 contributions of sketches, essays, fiction and poetry, the majority of which is thought to be by Lockhart and Wilson, though none are signed. Scarce. 

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Condition:
Light wear to calf with rubbing to extremities; some darkening to endpaper edges; very good.
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Item number:
290725a
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