“THEN LOVE AS THEY LOVE WHO LIVE TO LOVE ONLY!”
DOBELL, Sydney. Poetical Works. London: Smith, Elder, 1875. Two volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century three-quarter dark green morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $500.
First edition of the definitive collection of Dobell’s poems, handsomely bound.
Victorian poet Sydney Dobell began his career with “The Roman” in 1850, and was notable for his devotion to the many national independence movements of the day. With an introduction and a biography by John Nichol. Bookplate.