Joan of Arc, an Epic Poem. Robert Southey.
Joan of Arc, an Epic Poem

Joan of Arc, an Epic Poem.

Bristol: Printed by Bulgin and Rosser, for Joseph Cottle [et al], 1796.

First edition. [iii]-xi, [i], 409, [1], [2, errata] pp., lacking half-title. 4to. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Title lightly soiled, fore-edge of b1 repaired, text toned, a few corners creased Haller, p. 314; Simmons 4; Tinker 1949. Provenance: John Purchas (ownership signature on title-page dated 2 December 1865). John Davidson (bookplate). Item #308147

Southey wrote Joan of Arc, a celebration of the French Revolution, while on vacation from Balliol. Though Coleridge contributed some 400 lines (later published separately as The Destiny of Nations), the poem is considered Southey's first book under his own name, following his collaborations with Coleridge and Lovell.

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