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London: Chapman and Hall, 1858.
First edition. Original tan blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spine, yellow endpapers. 208pp. James Philip Bailey was a member of the so-called "Spasmodic Poets," or poetry heavily favoring drama in verse, the protagonist often of which is a poet, characterized by unwieldy soiiloquies and considered egotistical and somewhat inferior. An interesting and uncommon title by Bailey (whose best work was "Festus"), a satire in poetic form with the chief characters being "critic," "young author," and "mutual friend." Slight wear to sides of spine, else a near fine copy. Most scarce.
Price: $175.00 Item #2384