Letters to J. H. Leigh Hunt.
Edited by Thomas J. Wise. In Two Volumes.London: Privately printed, 1894 Stock Code: 143164
First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "To Henry Norman, With Kindest Regards from Thos. J. Wise. 7/iv/95". One of 30 copies only, especially rare inscribed, and in such good condition.
Leigh Hunt "who introduced the poet to Horace Smith and John Keats, became possibly Shelley's closest friend, and certainly his principal literary ally" (ODNB).
2 volumes, small folio. Original red cloth over bevelled boards, titles to spines in gilt, untrimmed.
Engraved device of the Ashley Library at end of each vol.
A touch rubbed, slight soiling, the bindings otherwise sharp and unfaded, very occasional faint toning, else internally bright and fresh; a very good set indeed.
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