Description:Very Good. Book An attractivebiographical textfeaturing numerous...Very Good. Book An attractivebiographical textfeaturing numerous illustrations of siblings Mary and Charles Lamb's regular haunts, details of correspondence and letters and poems written by Mary Lamb. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece of Charles Lamb and a separated section of the text to the rear entitled Notes of Charles Lamb to Thomas Allsop, By George William Curtis. Also featuring a fold out transcript of a letter written by Charles. Mary Lamb was a children's writer who battled with extreme bouts of insanity, one in which she murdered her own mother. Charles Lamb was a writer and friend of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who dedicated the rest of his life to caring for Mary when no one else was willing to and would otherwise have been institutionalised in Bedlam Mental Asylum of London. Lamb's Adventures of Ulysses came out in 1808, as did the collaboration with Mary on Mrs Leicester's School (though it is dated 1809), of which Charles wrote three of the ten stories. Brother and sister collaborated again on Poetry for Children, published in two volumes in 1809 by Mrs Godwin. [DNB]Condition: In a quartercalf binding. Externally, there is shelfwear and bumping with marks to boards and spine. The front hingeis starting but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound with the exception of three pages which have come detached but are present. There is foxing to the first and last few pages, with a few scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD.
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