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CRABBE, George (1754--1832)
Tales of the hall. By The Rev. George Crabbe, LL.B. In two volumes. ... A new edition.
London: John Murray, 1819.
2 vols ; 20.8 cm. (8º)
I: xxiv, 326, [2] p.
II: viii, 353, [3] p.

First edition also 1819. Imprint on verso of final leaf reads 'Printed by Thomas Davison'. Twenty-two verse tales within a framing narrative in which two brothers, reunited at the hall of the elder brother after many years of separation, and exchange their stories. Crabbe's narrative poems were popular in his day but with changes in literary taste his reputation waned. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements in each volume. NCBEL II, 611.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-title and final advertisement leaf in both volumes.

Binding Later C19th green half calf, scallop and rose blind roll-tooled borders, green morocco-grain cloth boards, gilt double-ruled spine with volute ornaments, two red morocco spine-labels. Bound uniformly with three other volumes of works by Crabbe (qq.v.) by George Richmond for 15s., 20 May 1853. (Curatorial Papers/Bailey/Parcel 1).

Reference Number 2007


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