Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 1/4"). XL, 363, pp. Contemporary full morocco, with gold lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-1833) was a promising and talented English essayist and poet who died before his considerable talent developed. He is remembered principally as the friend of Alfred Tennyson, commemorated in Tennyson's elegy 'In Memoriam." Hallam's essays and critically acclaimed poems were collected and published posthumously by his father, the historian Henry Hallam, in this "Remains, in Verse and Prose, of Arthur Henry Hallam" (1834). Privately printed, this work was intended for distribution among friends and family only. Inscribed "From the editor" (Henry Hallam) at upper margin of fly leaf. Previous owner's Ex-Libris with coat of arms and motto on inside of front cover (Stephen Spring Rice*).Binding rubbed on covers and along edges, with sporadic abrasion to leather. Gold lettering partly faded on spine. Closed tears at head of spine. Clear water-staining along upper corner of pages 349-363 (not affecting lettering). Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. * Stephen Spring Rice (1814-1865), styled 'The Honourable' from 1839 until his death, was an Anglo-Irish civil servant and philanthropist. He served as the Secretary of the British Relief Association between 1847 and 1848. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Remains, in Verse and Prose, of Arthur Henry...
Publisher: Printed by W. Nicol
Publication Date: 1834
Book Condition: f to vg
Edition: First edition.
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