Elia. Essays Which Appeared Under That Signature In The London Magazine WITH The Last Essays Of Elia. Being A Sequel To Essays Published Under That Name

London: Taylor and Hessey & Edward Moxon, 1823-1833. First edition. leather_bound. 341 & 283 pages. First edition, first issue; Fleet Street address in Vol. I, and half title Vol.II. A large portion of Lamb's biography can be taken from the Essays. "His subject was humanity at large, but, in himself, he saw its microcosm. Using his own impressions and recollections as a text for his work, he wrote without a trace of egotism or self-assertion."[see: CHEL p.195]. ASHLEY III, pp.50, 53. GROLIER English 74. Both volumes lack adverts. Exceptional copies, double gilt cover border panels, raised bands, spine panels decorated with gilt floral motifs, elaborate inner dentelles, blue watered silk endpapers. Full late nineteenth century red morocco gilt. Aeg. Fine in fine matching red cloth slipcase. 2 vols. Item #17956

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