The Poems Of John Dryden..
Bound in original half green morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised band, decorated gilt with contrasting maroon and brown title labels, gilt. Endpapers and all edges marbled. Slight wear to extremities and a little foxing, largely confined to preliminaries; otherwise a very good clean copy.
Charles Griffin and Co. Stationers' Hall Court.,
Edited with a memoir by robert bell. volumes i - iii.
(bell's english poets).
THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. 4.5 x 6.5 inches. Vol. I, 299 pp.; Vol. II, 296 pp.; Vol. III, 307 pp.
An Edition of Dryden's poems with a long introductory memoir and careful annotations by Robert Bell (1800-67). Bell moved from Ireland to London in 1828 and made his reputation as a journalist and literary editor. His English poets series in the same format as the Dryden, was issued in twenty four volumes, 1854-57, and expanded to twenty nine volumes in 1866. A relatively scarce title, handsomely bound.
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