Item #2408258 Elia essays which have appeared… in the London Magazine. Charles LAMB.
Elia essays which have appeared… in the London Magazine.

Elia essays which have appeared… in the London Magazine.

London: Taylor and Hessey, 1823.

Octavo, 6pp. ads at rear.

First edition, second issue: Lamb's most famous work.

First edition, second issue: Lamb's most famous work.

Writing as 'Elia' for the London magazine, the graceful irony of Lamb's essays was immediately popular, and his unaffected, inclusive style brought a poise rarely equalled in the essayist. Nonetheless, Elia sold poorly, a fact which contributes to the work's rarity.

Lowndes, p. 1300.

Condition Report: A strong copy although the cloth shows some wear, top half of spine present but loose.

Price (AUD): $400.00

US$258.64   Other currencies

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