WITH TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS

Horace and his Friends. Two Lectures delivered at the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution …

Printed for private Circulation. 1881.

[Bound with:]

MARTIN, Theodore, Sir, translator; Friedrich HALM. The Gladiator of Ravenna, a Tragedy … Printed for private Circulation. 1885.

Two works in one vol., 8vo, pp. [4], 76; and pp. 77, [1]; fine copies, Horace untrimmed, bound together in contemporary dark green roan, covers ruled with a gilt fillet, spine lettered direct; from the library of Sir John Skelton (1831–1897), with two autograph letters to him from Martin tipped in.

£400

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First editions of two privately-printed pamphlets by the poet, translator and biographer Theodore Martin (1816–1909) – presentation copies, to the Scottish journalist John Skelton, a frequent contributor to Blackwood’s Magazine (as was Martin).

In the first autograph letter, 19 Nov 1881, Martin sends his commiserations on Skelton’s neuralgia and mentions that he has asked Blackwood to send a copy of the present lectures, ‘which I have had printed for friends’. With the second letter, written from his summer house in Wales, Bryntysilio, 6 August, 1885, ‘I send for your acceptance a copy, one of a very few printed, of a translation of German play, which seems to me a fine one of its kind’.

I: Bristol, London Library, and NLS only in Library Hub.
II: BL and NLS only in Library Hub.

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