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The Poetical Works of Matthew Prior (with) an Autograph Note Signed from Paul Van Dyke of the Princeton Theological Seminary
Prior, Matthew

London: Bell & Daldy, Two volumes bound in one, xlix + 263 + viii + 328 pages; with the 1883 autograph note signed by Paul Van Dyke (1859 - 1933) American historian, brother of author Henry Van Dyke, Princeton graduate and later professor at Princeton Theological Seminary - the note addressed "My dear Ben..." and regarding the gifting of this volume - "...a good friend and a good book are the two most valuable possessions a man can have and I send the one as a pledge of the other..."; the note tipped-on to front endpaper; one of the The Aldine Edition of the British Poets series; with a "Life" of Matthew Prior by the Rev. J. Mitford; no date of publication indicated, circa mid-nineteenth century; printed at the Chiswick Press by Whittingham and Wilkins Tooks Court, Chancery Lane; drk brown leather spine and corners, mabled paper covered boards binding, gilt spine titles, text block edges faintly marbled, decorative endpapers; edge, tips wear to binding, spine ends with closed tears; block of text firmly bound, good reading or reference condition; especially of interest with the included Paul Van Dyke note. Good (Item ID: 11008)


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