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London: Chapman and Hall, 1850.
First edition. Presentation Copy: "To Mrs. Ferguson from W. Alllingham," on front free endpaper. Mrs. Ferguson was the wife of Samuel Ferguson, noted Irish poet and most important Ulster poet of the 19th Century. Letters from Allingham to Samuel Ferguson are well documented. Bound in calf binding with cross-hatching blind-stamped designs. AEG. Contains half-title. Allingham's scarce first book, which contains the first form of many of the author's revised poems including "The Fairies," his most popular poem. Backstrip repaired, some chipping, wear but a very nice copy indeed of an important early Pre-Raphaelite associate's first book.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #2501