“A PLACE AMONG THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MOST BRILLIANT AGE OF BRITISH POETRY”
ROGERS, Samuel. Italy, A Poem. WITH: Poems. London: T. Cadell et al., 1830, 1834. Two volumes. Octavo, original drab boards, black morocco spine labels, uncut. $900.
Early editions of Rogers’ collected poetry—including Italy, “the freshest and finest of all [his] compositions”—in original boards.
Rogers' "title to a place among the representatives of the most brilliant age… of British poetry cannot now be challenged" (DNB). "Italy… is the freshest and finest of all the compositions of its author—the one most unequivocally his own, and the one whose passages most frequently recur to mind, from their peculiar graces of style and language" (Allibone, 1855). Illustrated with steel-engraved head- and tailpieces after designs by Stothard and Turner. Poems first published 1814; Italy, 1822. Lowndes, 2117-18.
Interiors fine, original boards in exceptional condition.