4to., pp. 45, , without the frontispiece by Landseer, found in some copies only; else a fine copy in contemporary straight-grained red morocco, tooled gilt border, all edges gilt; inscribed ‘From the Author – 1810’ on the title-page; bookplates of Stephen George Kemble and John Sparrow.
US $491 €400
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‘CELESTIAL SCENERY, ELEGIES, TALES’BY A BERMONDSEY RHYMESTER HOGG, John.
Autograph poetical manuscript, apparently unpublished, comprising a preface dated 3 April 1825 and some forty long poems.
A fascinating volume of manuscript verse by an otherwise unknown poetaster, probably based in Southwark. In his grandiloquent Preface, Hogg explains that his poems are designed to excite in the reader the pleasurable contemplation of heaven, via ‘the Study of Nature’ and of our souls. ‘Celestial Scenery, Elegies, Tales, &c will be found in this little work!’
Photographs from five Decades.
First edition, no. 352 of 400 signed copies.