12mo., pp. , 77, ; some offsetting from the turn-ins, maroon half calf, spine lettered gilt, extremities rubbed; booklabel of the Earl of Eglinton.
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First trade edition of Southey’s laureate ode on the occasion of the marriage of Princess Charlotte to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, dedicated to her. There was also a private edition in octavo on large paper. Tinker 1962.
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Three (of ten) issues of The Watchman, Coleridge’s first journalistic endeavour, very rare: published in March to May 1796.
NEW PLAN (A)
to save the State. Addressed to the Ladies. By a Gentleman of the University of Cambridge.
First edition, a scarce anonymous plea against vice, in verse. Beset by both the Americans and the French (‘ere one enemy’s subdu’d / Another thirsts for English blood’), England is in need of a reformation of manners, to be led by womankind: