[Works of Robert Southey, 16-Volume Set]

[Works of Robert Southey, 16-Volume Set]

Southey, Robert

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Place Published: London
Publisher: T. N. Longman/ Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown/ Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green/ Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown,
Date Published: 1798-1829
Binding: Leather bound
Condition: Good
Book Id: 48310


16-volume set in uniform binding by J. Mackenzie. Sextodecimo [16 cm] in decorative gilt-stamped red morocco with raised spine bands, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, bound-in pagemarker ribbons, B&W engravings. Spines darkened to medium brown and rubbed at extremities, general light wear to boards; front board of Minor Poems, Vol. II is completely detached (but present), spine of "Madoc", Vol. II has darkened considerably more than other volumes and has several abrasions, abrasions to front board of "The Curse of Kehama", Vol. I. Engraved coat of arms of the Heathcote of Hursley Baronetcy pasted to the front pastedown of each volume, tiny stamp from the binder to each front pastedown as well, small bookseller's label to front free endpaper verso, else interiors are unmarked; remnants of writing in white ink to front board of "All for Love". Slightly musty.


Southey, a "Lake Poet" of the Romantic School, and Poet Laureate from 1813 to 1843, coined the term "Satanic School" in reference to Byron and Shelley. Set comprised of: "Joan of Arc" (two vols.), early edition, 1798; Minor Poems (three vols.), early edition, 1815; "Madoc" (two vols.), fourth edition, 1815; "The Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo", early edition, 1816; "The Curse of Kehama" (two vols.), fourth edition, 1818; "Thalaba the Destroyer" (two vols.), fourth edition, 1821; A Tale of Paraguay, early edition, 1825; "Roderick, the Last of the Goths", sixth edition, 1826; "All for Love"; and "The Pilgrim to Compostella", 1829.\Attractive set.