An internally well preserved copy (unfortunately lacking a title page) of this collection of nine biographical essays by Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849), poet, essayist, teacher, and eldest son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Subjects include Andrew Marvell, Dr. Richard Bentley, Anne Clifford, and Sir Richard Arkwright.
Half tan leather, marbled boards. Edgeworn and scuffed, spine faded and ends ragged, title label missing. Marbled eps, bookplate to front pastedown, owner name/date top 2nd ffep. Scattered foxing, offsetting from plates, some small marginal marks but overall text clean. viii, 480 pp; 2 b&w plates (Marvell and Clifford).