Very Good. Book The scarce presumed first edition of John Leicester Warren's collection of poetry, Rehearsals. With a great provenance, being direct from the library at Newton Hall, Northumberland, with the armorial bookplate of S. F. Widdrington to the front pastedown. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Not widely held institutionally. There is some contention as to whether the first edition of this text was published under Warren's pseudonym William Lancaster, or under John Leicester Warren. COPAC offers no evidence to support the claim that there was an editionpublishedbefore this one that bore the name Lancaster. It is said that Rehearsals indicates that the influence of Tennyson, though still strong, was yielding to that of Browning and Swinburne (DNB). John Byrne Leicester Warren, 3rd Baron De Tabley, 1835-1895, was an English poet, numismatist, botanist and an authority on bookplates. Shallcross Fitzherbert Jacson was the nephew of Samuel Edward Widdrington, b. 1826, the English author. He succeeded to the Newton Hall estate and Widdrington name in 1856. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, with some bumping and discoloured marks, and sunning to the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright. Overall the condition is very good.
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