Recollections of the Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers. To which is added Porsoniana.

London: Edward Moxon ... 1856.

8vo., pp. viii, [356], with half-title and eight-page Moxon catalogue dated (January 1856) bound in between the pastedown and the front free endpaper; a very good copy, uncut, in blind stamped plum cloth, spine gilt (slightly faded).

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First edition of this mine of contemporary literary gossip. Rogers is among that select group of poets to have declined the laureateship, and his poetry once had an ardent fan in Byron, who saw him as a much needed antidote to the Lake poets. His most durable achievement, however, has proved to be his position in the social life of literary London in the first half of the nineteenth century, his affability and affluence drawing the most sparkling guests to his table for lunch, dinner, and, most famously, breakfast.

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