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“SOMEONE HAS BEEN AT MY PORRIDGE!”

(SOUTHEY, Robert). Doctor. London, 1834-38. Five volumes. First edition of Southey’s anonymous miscellany The Doctor, best known for containing the first appearance in print of “The Three Bears.” “Any text of the story published before 1850 is a rare and desirable possession” (Quayle, 39). $4500.

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SIGNED AND DATED 1805 BY ENGLISH POET LAUREATE ROBERT SOUTHEY

SWEDENBORG, Emanuel. Treatise Concerning Heaven And Hell. Chester, 1800.

Fourth edition in English of Swedenborg’s important treatise on Heaven and Hell (1778), an especially memorable association copy belonging to English poet laureate Robert Southey, signed and dated 1805 on the title page by him, this copy with the distinctive flowered cloth covers that were created by Southey’s devoted daughters. $4500.

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“SOMEONE HAS BEEN AT MY PORRIDGE!”

(SOUTHEY, Robert). Doctor. London, 1835-47. Seven volumes. Second edition of Southey’s The Doctor, best known for containing the first appearance in print of “The Three Bears.” “Any text of the story published before 1850 is a rare and desirable possession” (Quayle, 73). $1600.

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THE POETICAL WORKS OF CHURCHILL, SOUTHEY, AND THOMSON, HANDSOMELY BOUND

CHURCHILL, Charles, SOUTHEY, Robert, and THOMSON, James. The Poetical Works. Boston, 1854-60. Fifteen volumes. 19th-century editions of the collected works of three well-known British poets, handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt. $1500.

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