Lot 373 of 429:
Thomas Moore's poems with Joseph Dennie's critiques  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$12
$10 - $100

Epistles, Odes and Other Poems. By Thomas Moore, Esq. Second Edition, In which is Prefixed, by the American Editor, A Notice, Critical and Biographical

Dennie, Joseph, contributor


John Watts



Two plates.  4to, contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, gilt rules and lettering. First edition with Dennie’s editorial and critical contributions.

An American edition of Moore’s poems, notable for its 74-page essay on the poet in which Dennie (then editor of the Port Folio magazine) attacks his subject, his “abuse of vocabulary,” etc., and states: “It is on subjects of love . . . that Moore is commonly found to bring into one focus all that is reprehensible in his writing; a taste the most uncultivated, whether in sentiment or language. It is here he assembled words tawdry or misapplied, thought notable only for vapidity, and a phraseology for which candor itself can find no name more gentle than that of puerile.” Dennie does conclude with some respectful words for Moore’s misused talent. BAL 4639; American Bibliography 10899.

Lot Amendments

Binding worn; very good.

Lots sold without reserve are sold “as Is” and are not returnable under any circumstances. The minimum shipping and handling per invoice is $20 for shipments to the US and $30 for shipments outside the US please consider this when determining your bid amount

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.