The Doctor, &c. By the Late Robert Southey. Edited By His Son-In-Law, John Wood Warter, B.D.
Southey, Robert

London: Longman Green Longman and Roberts, 1849. Referred to as a miscellany or common-place book for this author and primarily remembered for the appearance at page 327 of the children's classic, "The Story of the Three Bears."; xl + 694 pages + 1 unnumbered-page engraving of Southey on back page; half-title page printed in red, black border, followed by engraving of "Portrait of the Author" with his back to the viewer in library scene, with engraved illustrated title page, "View from the Author's Study Window", printed title in red and black; tissue-guarded J. Glover color illustration of "The Statues"; original publisher's brown cloth blind-stamped binding; gilt title and design on cover; some foxing to frontispiece and title illustrations; Robert Southey (1774-1843) English poet and man of letters, born at Bristol, expelled from Wetminster School for a precocious protest against flogging, (Chambers relates that he'd been expelled for "...applying Jacobin principles to a school magazine...), wrote and translated steadily thorughout his life, settled at Keswick, accepted in 1813 the laureateship which had been offered to Scott (DNB); some edge, tips and spine ends wear, top 1" of spine cloth chipped away, binding a bit loose; contents in good condition and worthy of rebind or restoration. Good H (Item ID: 13548)


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