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Two Volumes. 8vo, pp. xxx, 416; pp. xxviii, 416. Full polished tan calf, olive morocco labels, raised bands, spines elaborately tooled in gilt, double gilt-ruled borders, edges with gilt tooled border. Marbled edges and endpapers, blind turn-ins. Warmly inscribed by Eton chum in black pen to ffep of vol I: “Frederic, Carne, Rasch/ with the best wishes of/ his friend/ Lewis Henry Cockran/ On his leaving Eton/ Election 1864”. Both vols. rubbed at joints and edges, worn at extremities, with nicking to spine heads and labels, especially vol. I. A few marks to boards. Both vols. some foxing, especially to front and rear, occasionally to margins, a few stains. Last few gatherings of vol. I toned. Else, both volumes tight and tidy. A rather striking pair with an interesting provenance.
Dealer Notes
Sir Frederic Carne Rasch, 1st Baronet (1847-1914) was a soldier and Conservative politician, elected MP, first, for Essex South-East (1886-1900) and, then, for Chelmsford (1900-1908). Following Eton, he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge.

Never having returned to fashion, the Spasmodic poet and Minister of the United Presbyterian church, George Gilfillan (1813-1878) was a well-known critic in his time with titles such as A Gallery of Literary Portraits (1845), as well as editing 48 volumes of the Library Edition of British Poets (1853–60) (ODNB).
Author [CARNE RASCH, Frederic]; COWPER, William
Date 1854
Publisher Edinburgh, London & Dublin: James Nichol; James Nisbet and Co; R. Robertson
Condition Good+

Price: £85.00

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