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Greece, A Poem, In Three Parts; With Notes, Classical Illustrations, and Sketches of the Scenerey.

London: W. Bulmer & Co. for G. & W. Nicol, 1814. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Ownership stamps of "Aspley House, Beds" (a renowned, now broken, collection). "This is Haygarth's only separately published work ... [he] travelled in Greece in 1810-11. Much of this work was produced while ... [he] was in Athens where he had met and become friendly with Byron. His poem is an important part of the philhellenic literary genre but, as Spencer says, he was 'most cruelly crushed out of poetical existence by the reputation of Byron'" (Blackmer, 797. See also, Contominas 319; Weber 1:35). Nine sepia engravings by Charles Turner after Haygarth. Noted flaws notwithstanding, a presentable copy of this increasingly uncommong work. Very Good. Moderate shelf/edge wear, light rubbing to spine and boards, ownership marks at ffep/title page, crease at bastard title, tide mark at bottom of text block (penetrating approx. 1"), rfep missing, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Halfbound, black leather spine and tips, gilt lettering, marbled paper boards. 4to. 304pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #7029

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