VG. Book. 8vo. 20pp extract, salvaged from a damaged issue of the Museum Of Foreign Literature And Science, February, 1828. This is a scarce and lengthy contemporary review shortly after the publication of the book in London, 1827. Housed in protective mylar report cover with spine sleeve.
Near Fine. Book A finely bound collection of poetry by James Montgomery. The third edition of Montgomery's long poem The Pelican Island and other poems. Published the same year as the first edition. The Pelican Island is nine cantos of descriptive blank verse. This collection has an additional twenty-eight poems by Montgomery. James Montgomery was a Scottish poet, known mostly for his hymn writing and editing. Aside from his literary endeavours, Montgomery was associated with several humanitarian campaigns such as the abolition of slavery and ending the exploitation of child chimney sweeps. Condition: In a full straight grained morocco binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to the extremities and joints. A few marks to boards. Minor tidemark to front pastedown and front endpaper. Gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper, 'H Kay the Gift of a Dear Friend'. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with scattered spots to the first and last few pages and the odd spot throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE.
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