“THE HEART, THEY SAY, IS WISER THAN THE SCHOOLS”
ROGERS, Samuel. Poems. WITH: Italy: A Poem. London, 1839. Two volumes.
Large-paper edition, presentation copy inscribed by Rogers to his sister on the title page: “To Sarah Rogers, from her affectionate brother, the Author,” with a 15-line poem, “Reflections III,” entirely in Rogers’ hand, signed and dated 1838 by him tipped in. With numerous full-page illustrations on proof sheets by J. M. W. Turner and Stothard, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Hayday. $2200.