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Austin DOBSON

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"HE HAD PLAYED FOR HIS LORDSHIP'S LEVEE, HE HAD PLAYED FOR HER LADYSHIP'S WHIM, TILL THE POOR LITTLE HEAD WAS HEAVY, AND THE POOR LITTLE BRAIN WOULD SWIM"

DOBSON, Austin. Collected Poems. Two volumes. WITH: Eighteenth Century Vignettes. Three volumes. WITH: Four Frenchwomen. WITH: Miscellanies. WITH: Horace Walpole: A Memoir. Together, eight volumes. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partly unopened. $1650.

Selected works of Henry Austin Dobson, beautifully bound with frontispiece portraits of Dobson, Steele, Walpole, Goldsmith, and Mademoiselle de Corday.

Dobson's poetical contributions to Trollope's St. Paul's magazine from 1868 to 1874 attracted widespread popular and critical attention. Inspired by the French poets Theodore de Banville, Marot, and Villon, Dobson led the movement to introduce their forms into English verse; in 1876 he published the first original ballade written in English, and followed with English versions of the rondel, rondeau and villanelle. A superb prose writer, Dobson is also known for his critical works and biographies. Included here is his memoir of Horace Walpole, as well as his Eighteenth Century Vignettes and Four Frenchwomen (containing brief sketches of Mademoiselle de Corday, Madames Roland and de Genlis, and the Princesse de Lamballe), and a volume of miscellaneous works with essays on Goldsmith, Steele, Boswell, Luttrell, and more. Bookplates.

One spine slightly toned. A beautiful set.

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