London: Printed For Longman, Huest, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row. 1805. First Edition (& 1st printing). Small 12mo; bound in contemporary half calf over marbled paper boards, leather title label on spine lettered in gilt. 203 pp., binders blank & half title precede title leaf. Small heraldic device blindstamped to upper corner of 8 preliminary leaves; bookplate of F.B. Pemberton on inner front cover, one small ink correction to text on p. 119. Binding rubbed, small repair at base of spine; a very good copy. Item #312753
¶ Robert Southey (1774 - 1843) English Romantic poet and Poet Laureate from 1813 until his death. Former owner Frederick Bernard Pemberton (1865 - 1947), co-founder (with his father, Joseph Pemberton) of Pemberton & Son, Real Estate and Loans, 45 Fort Street, Victoria, BC.; this became the real estate company Pemberton Holmes, still in business today.