Quarto (9 x 5 3/4"). , 1-82, 8pp (Moultrie's "My Brother's Grave"), -400pp. Uncut. Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gilt-lettered title label to spine. Previous owner's coat of arms on inside of front cover (H. C. Booth*). Engraved vignette depicting the king of spades on main title page. Separate title to each of the five fascicules. General Index bound at rear. This first volume of the original edition of "The Etonian," is complete with all its five parts (fascicules) dated October, November, December 1820, and February, March 1821. Includes Moultrie's "My Brother Grave: From the Poetry of the College Magazine" (1820), with a separate pagination and added as a supplement to the first edition of fascicule No. I.Originally published in 1821 by Charles Knight (the second, third and fourth by Henry Colburn in 1822, 1823, and 1824), "The Etonian," which lasted for only ten months (October 1820 - August 1821) is most certainly the most famous of school journals - though some of the contributors were already at college. Among the chief writers of this collection of essays and poetry were H. N. Coleridge, Sidney Walker, C. H. Townshend, and John Moultrie, who describes Praed in his 'Dream of Life'. Praed signed his articles as 'Peregrine Courtenay,' the imaginary president of the 'King of Clubs,' supposed to conduct the paper. Fascicules 1, 4 and 5 are first edition; fascicules 2 and 3 are stated second edition on their title page.Binding rubbed along spine and edges, with title label mostly chipped. Contemporary previous owner's sporadic annotation throughout (not affecting lettering). Black stain at lower corner of pages from page 341 on (not affecting lettering). Binding in overall good-, interior in good to very good condition. * The forefathers of the Booth family extend far back into ancient lore to the time of William the Conqueror in 1066. The Coat of Arms featured on inside of front board was granted and created in 1690 for Henry Booth - Lord Delamer 1st Earl of Warrington - byKing William lll. First edition (1, 4 and 5); second edition (2 and 3). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Etonian, Vol. I. October 1820 - March ...
Publisher: Knight and Dredge; John Warren
Publication Date: 1821
Book Condition: g to vg
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