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Pringle, Thomas

Ephemerides; or, Occasional Poems, written in Scotland and South Africa

Published: Smith, Elder, and Co., London, 1828

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Crown 8vo; near-contemporary half calf, with cloth sides; spine ornately gilt, with gilt title to second compartment; marbled endpapers; pp. vi + 220. Joints and extremities somewhat chafed; upper joint starting at head; ownership inscription dated 1853 on title page; outer leaves rather foxed, moderate foxing elsewhere. Good condition. (Mendelssohn II, p. 186) "The first published collection of Pringle's poetical works. The Scottish poems were written before the poet's departure for Africa, and copious notes, especially on the South African subjects, are annexed. Many contemporary authors, Coleridge among the number, greatly commended the little volume, which is unique in its poetical description of scenes in South Africa, about which little was known up to the time of the publication of the volume." - Mendelssohn
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 041 371 4844
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT, Paypal
  • Trade Associations: SABDA, IOBA


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