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Author: HEY (ENOCH HENRY):
Title: Free Breathings of Poetry; Entered at Stationers' Hall.
Description: Bradford Printed for the Author, by John Denton and Co., 4, Sun Bridge, Bradford, 1854 FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Small 8vo, 156 x 109 mms., pp. [1 - iii], iv,  - 83 [84 Contents], original brown cloth (soiled), all edges glt; title-page damaged, with imprint obscured, front free end-paper removed, trace of first word of title on verso of remains of front free end-paper, shaken in casing. Hey describes himself as being born in 1833, but I have not found any record of his death. His longest poem (pp. 15 - 28) is entitled "Essay on Woman," though it is unlikely that the title is an allusion to John Wilkes' notorious poem (1763) of the same title. Most of the poems are written in heroic couplets. There is also an eightpage drama in verse titled, "The Council of Three: A Dramatic Scene.From Roman History", with the three characters being "Augustus, Emperor of Rome; Agrippa, a Roman general; and Mecenas, a Minister of State", which spans pp. 4754 of the book. One copy located in BL.
Keywords: poetry priinting history literature
Price: GBP 330.00 = appr. US$ 471.24 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 8535
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