Item #35012 VALENTINE VERSES; or, Lines of Truth, Love, and Virtue. The Rev. Richard . Cobbold Cobbold, Robert Russell - Former Owner.

VALENTINE VERSES; or, Lines of Truth, Love, and Virtue.

Ipswich: Printed and Sold by E. Shalders, 1827. 1st edition (NCBEL III, 717; Sadleir 575; Wolff 1286). SIGNED by Robert Russell Cobbold on the half-title page. xv, [1 (blank)], 243, [1 (blank)], 241* - 244*, 245 - 262 pp. Errata slip tipped-in at rear. Untrimmed. Frontis, 2 copperplate portraits & 101 inserted lithographic plates [one folding] from drawings by the author. 8vo. 9-1/4" x 5-5/8". Green linen cloth spine over drab paper boards, with printed paper title label to spine. Cocked. Rear joint cloth starting, with evidence of an old repair attempt. Bookplate of R W Lamb. A Very Good copy. Item #35012

Much influenced by his late mother's interests and charitable impulses, Cobbold published Valentine Verses ... to benefit her favourite charities, but he came to be embarrassed by the critical reception of both poems and pictures. He is best known [today] for his novel The History of Margaret Catchpole [1845]..." [ODNB].

Price: $375.00