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Title: The Maid of Skiddaw. Songs of Palestine, and other Poems.
Description: Turnham Green, Printed for the Author by G. J. Baynes, 1830. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 12mo, 184 x 127 mms, pp. [iv], iv, ii, [7] - 206, with an extra printed leaf laid in as dedication, "To A Christian Lady, Mrs. Edward Parker, My very dear and valued friend. These Poems are Inscribed with sentiments of gratitude, affection, and esteem," bound in contemporary olive calf, gilt border on covers, spine ornately gilt in compartments (but faded), red leather label (chipped), all edges gilt. A very good copy. The work was mentioned in The New Monthly Magazine, volume 49 (1837), in the context of a "conversazione" between a rector and a doctor, the former of whom remarks, "Ah, Horace again! -- 'The Maid of Skiddaw, and other Poems; with Translations from Horace. By Thomas Bourne.' I have no taste for 'Maids of Skiddaw, ' however graceful their sorrows; but I never see a fragment of Horace without feeling something like a veteran treading over the fields where once he 'militavit non sine gloria.' This is pretty, polished, and tender -- Twenty-sixth Ode, Book I."

Keywords: poetry translation literature

Price: GBP 495.00 = appr. US$ 706.85 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 9417

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