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$280.99   Other currencies

Ref: #2408258

Condition Report