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DE QUINCEY, Thomas (1785--1859)
Confessions of an English opium-eater. Third edition.
Londpn printed for Taylor and Hessey, [printed by J. Moyes], 1823.
iv, 206 p. ; 16.4 cm. (12º)

Anonymous. By Thomas De Quincey. Originally published in the London Magazine, September and October, 1821; first edition in book form, 1822. De Quincey, a writer and magazine editor whose connections in literary circles included the poets Wordsworth and Coleridge, is now chiefly remembered as "the prototype of the writer as visionary drug user" (ODNB).

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper To / John Soane, Esq. / With Mr. Moyes's most / respectful Compliments. / April 9, 1823.

Binding Later C19th half blue morocco, blind-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, gilt-lettered. Bound by George Richmond for 1s. 6d., 20 May 1853. (Curatorial Papers/Bailey/Parcel 1). Original inscribed front free-endpaper retained.

Reference Number 4631


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