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SHOBERL, Frederic (ed.)

Forget Me Not.

A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXIX.

Published: London, R. Ackermann; Philadelphia, and Cary, Lea, and Carey, [1828]

Stock code: 85923

Price: £475

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First edition. Forget Me Not, a yearly gift book compiling short stories and poetry based on engravings commissioned by the publisher, was the first English annual of its type and an overnight success. It spawned an entire industry, with at least sixty competitors appearing by 1831. Frederic Shoberl was the annual’s first editor, serving in that capacity until 1834.

Octavo. Original green glazed paper boards printed with titles and illustrations, all edges gilt. Housed in the publisher’s matching slipcase. Frontispiece and 13 plates. Boards lightly rubbed, some small scuffs. An excellent, fresh copy.

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