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SOUTHEY, Robert.

Rare books by Robert Southey, including first editions and finely bound copies of his poetry and The Life of Nelson. Regularly stocked editions of Southey’s works include the Life and Works and the Poetical Works.

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  1. 116531
    Second edition of Southey's first book of prose, which first appeared in 1797. Southey sailed for Portugal at the invitation of his uncle in November 1795 following his estrangement from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and stayed until the following May. "He visited Madrid, but spent most of his time in and around Lisbon. He obtained... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 116531

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  2. The Life of Nelson.
    First edition, large paper copy, of which there were only 500 sets published. Elegantly written and surprisingly even-handed on the issue of the Neapolitan Jacobins, "Southey constructed an early-nineteenth century hero as a model for the young - in his words, a 'patriotic manual.' He told a friend that he would write 'such... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 114056

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  3. 96661
    The Pursuit of Victory..."> Second edition, the year after the first. "Southey constructed an early-nineteenth century hero as a model for the young - in his words, a 'patriotic manual.' He told a friend that he would write 'such a life of Nelson as shall be put into the hands of every youth destined for the Navy.'" (Knight The Pursuit of Victory... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 96661

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  4. 104963
    Second edition, a year after the first, this copy inscribed on the title page "To Mrs Holroyd, from one very grateful for the hope of her remembrance. Jane Davy, Nov. 21st 1817", together with a laid-in note in the same hand, reading "In addition to Mrs Holroyd's usual breakfast, the only copy to be obtained after 5 libraries... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 104963

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  5. Roderick, The Last of the Goths.
    Fifth edition. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 59868

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