Poetics By E.s. Dallas (1852) - First Edition Very Rare
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Poetics By E.s. Dallas (1852) - First Edition Very Rare:
1852. Smith and Elder. First edition.
As far as I can see, there isn't another first edition copy of this book available to buy on the internet. There are plenty of 20th and 21st century reprints.
This copy is in its original binding. The cover has a closed 3cm tear running downwards from top of spine - see photos.
The endpapers are sunned and the first has the author's name written in pencil and in full: '[Eneas Sweetland] Dallas'.
There are pencil mark ups on the title page and preceding page - see photo. And there are few more mark ups on the text pages (five at a quick rough count).
The book's 294 pages are tightly bound and otherwise extremely clean with no foxing, no tears and no folds. There is a 5cmtear where the endpaper has come away from the inside back page - see photo.
All the pages have gold/gilt edges.
Wikipedia mentions this book in its biography of Dallas: "His first publication in which he proved his mastery of this line of investigation was entitled Poetics, an Essay on Poetry, a work which he produced in 1852, while he resided in London."
A very nice copy of this extremely rare first edition.