[Lamb, Charles and Mary (W. F. Mylius)- In Original Boards] The First Book of Poetry. For the use of Schools
London: M. J. Godwin, at the Juvenile Library, 1811.
12mo, [xii], 176, 4pp. (advertisements), original publisher's boards, uncut edges (unusual), without the 2 plates (this is not a defect, since not called for- see below). A very scarce and desirable tile by Charles Lamb, which was published by Godwin in 1811, but was not re-issued, as this volume (which may be considered a second edition of that excessively rare item) took its place. In books published by Godwin in 1812, there occurs an advertisement for Poetry for Children which is headed "Out of Print, but the best Pieces inserted in "Mylius, First Book of Poetry." Extensive notes by early owner in pen, and another in pencil detail the edition..."Since the title-page notes that the volume is sold bound in sheep with two engravings, this uncut version which lacks the engravings should not be regarded as defective since, they are not 'called for." [Pencil note by William St Clair]. The work contains twenty-nine original poems by Charles Lamb under the name of Mrs Leicester. Some spotting, rubbed, splitting starting along the joints. The words, 'With two engravings' are neatly scored through in 19th century red ink. Extensive.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #6303