London: James Duncan, 1826.
First edition, mixed first and second impressions. Original drab gray boards, original printed label on spine with title and price. FIRST EDITION with mixed first impression/second impression points. There are two impressions known to exist. The first impression has page numbers 12, 24 and 148 perfectly aligned; as well, in the first impression, p. 75, line 15 reads "found." Second impressions have page numbers 12, 24 and 148 misaligned and p.75, ine 15 reads "fo und." Our copy has found" on line 15 of page 75 (i.e. first impression); page numbers 24 and 148 are mis-aligned (as found in the second impression), but page number 12 is correctly aligned (as found in first impression). Rare copies have been found with mixed sheets of the first and second impression and our copy represents one of the earliest impressions to be found in recent years. Estelle Doheny's Copy, with her bookplate. As well, the book was originally owned by Ernest George Salt, with his armorial bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Salt was a prominent doctor from Edinburgh whose lineage traces back to the famous Salt family. A superb copy of Elizabeth Barrett's [Browning] first book in its original state and bearing the original paper label on spine (spine paper chipped, but label mostly in tact). Occasional browning, hinges in tact. Contains a rare prospectus and specimen of the "Modern Traveller" inserted at the very end, a 12 page chapbook-style booklet printed on yellow paper with superb woodcut cover, Printed for James Duncan, London, 1826. Housed in contemporary full morocco slip-off case.
Price: $3,200.00 Item #2142