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Pringle (Thomas)


Published: Edward Moxon, London, 1838

Edition: First edition

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With a sketch of his life by Leitch Richie

cxlix + 219 pages, frontispiece engraving – portrait of Thomas Pringle by W. Finden, - title page vignette, 1 illustration at the beginning of the poetry section, marbled paper boards with cream buckram spine and brown title label gilt, light foxing, tipped in at a front free end paper is the publisher’s advert for a volume on Shakespeare shortly to be published,

Added title page with vignette dated 1837. Page 121 is misprinted and should be 112

Advertisement after the title page reads: This work is not published in the usual way, but entirely for the benefit of Mr. Pringle’s widow. January 6 1838

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, Volume 2 page 88:The best edition of Pringle's poetical works, with a memoir extending to 149 pages. In an " advertisement " it is stated that the work " is not published in the usual way, but entirely for the benefit of Mr. Pringle's widow," who was left in very poor circumstances. The volume contains a steel portrait engraving of the author by W. Finden, a vignette, and an illustration entitled " The Bechuana Boy," engraved after Landseer.

  • Overall Condition: A good copy
  • Size: 8vo (240 x150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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