Marcian Colonna.

  • Cornwall, Barry
  • London: John Warren 1820


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [vi], [ii], 190. Contemporary purple textured cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A little minor spotting, some offsetting from a former bookmark to title-page and flyleaf. Spine ends a little worn, the cloth somewhat faded towards brown. Ownership inscription of R.O. Lees, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge to front flyleaf.


Bryan Waller Proctor (1787-1874) published primarily under the pseudonym Barry Cornwall, and his verse strongly reflected his circle of close literary friends (especially Hazlitt, Hunt, Lamb), with this volume particularly indebted to Leigh Hunt. The signatures would suggest a half-title is missing, though the binding does seem likely to be the sort of cloth the publisher might have used.

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