All In One Volume
|Publisher||LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS|
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1847. FIRST EDITION, thus. Full leather in remarkable overall condition, spine casing tear, slight leather edge wear and glued spine casing to text block only evident flaws! Heavy book with full gold page edges as bright as any one would hope to find of this vintage. Engraved frontisplate and engraved title page. Robert Southey (1774-1843), "English romantic poet, one of the so-called Lake poets.He wrote a great deal of verse, including epic and didactic poems, but is now remembered chiefly.as the author of the much-anthologized ballad 'The Battle of Blenheim' (1798), and for his prose criticism and short biographies of Nelson (1813), Wesley , and Cowper (1833)" (Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia). "Southey also wrote the first printed version of "The Three Bears," which appeared [in 1837] in his book The Doctor [which was published anonymously in seven volumes, 1834-1847]. His edition of the Morte Darthur (1817) played a part in the revival of the King Arthur stories as children's reading-matter" (The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature). 828 pages.