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SMART, Christopher.

A Song to David, with other poems.

Chosen with biographical and critical preface and notes by Edmund Blunden.

London: Richard Cobden-Sanderson, 1924 Stock Code: 128469
£175.00
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First edition, first impression, of Blunden's edition of the poems of 18th-century lunatic poet Christopher Smart, most likely written during his stay in mental asylums, where he was confined from 1757 to 1763. With a contemporary newspaper clipping on Smart pasted to the front endpapers. Scarce in the dust jacket.

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, printed label to spine, top edge trimmed, others uncut. With dust jacket.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece.

Condition

A very good copy in the dust jacket, lightly soiled with mark to spine panel.

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