Ode On The Proclamation Of The French Republic, September 4th, 1870.
F. S. Ellis, King Street, Covent Garden.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8.75 x 5.5 inches. 23 +  pp. Pamphlet in card wrappers. Some pages uncut. A little wear to extremities and darkening of front wrapper; otherwise a very good copy. Decorated by colophon at end. First edition of a single work by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), poet of the 'decadent school.' At his time he was espousing republican and revolutionary causes, including the unification of Italy. The French Third Republic (1870-1940) was proclaimed in Paris, after the defeat and capture of the Emperor Napoleon III by the Prussian army at the Battle of Sedan
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