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Book Number 3064 
Author Samuel Rogers 
Title Italy, a Poem. By Samuel Rogers. 
Date 1842 
Publisher Edward Moxon 
Place of Publication London 
Volume Information  
Cover Contemporary emerald morocco gilt and blind, sides with ornate blind motif, surrounded by fleur-de-lis pattern and fine-tool corner-pieces, encased with elaborate gilt floral roll-tool inner border and gilt double rule outer border, board with blind-ruled edges and gilt inner dentelles, spine gilt in compartments, lettered in two, with a repeat design of stylized foliage borders, all edges gilt.  
Illustration Illustrated with a number of in-text engravings depicting people, architecture, and landscapes, and a frontispiece of the author, by J.M.W. Turner, Finde and Stothart. 
Size 8vo 
Condition Occasional light browning, otherwise a very good copy in very attractive gilt period binding. 
Pagination P. (5), frontis, (2), title, printer’s imprint, iii-vii, blank, 1-320, (4). 
Reference Cambridge Guide to Literature in English 848 
Translation Info  
Notes Rogers (1763-1855) “succeeded to his father’s fortune and took the opportunity to indulge his fancy for writing poetry. A generous patron at whose table the cultured society of London was always welcome, he commissioned Turner as illustrator for an edition of his ‘Italy’ (1822-8), for which he had followed Childe Harold’s footsteps as a tribute to Byron. The volume enjoyed considerable popular success. He declined the office of Poet Laureate on the death of Wordsworth.” (Cambridge Guide to Literature in English 848). 
Price (US$) 500  
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