Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, and Carey, 1828.
First American Edition of Elia, True First and First American Edition of Elia. Second Series. 2 vols. 12mo. Full blue morocco, elaborately gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., other edges uncut, by Pomey. Volume two with ownership stamps and signature on title page, with part eradicated. A very attractive pair Livingston, p. 153, 157-8. Item #8671
“Elia” (volume one) is a reprint of the original London edition. “Elia. Second Series” (volume two) is an unauthorized edition. The true “Second Series” was not published in England until 1833 under the title of “The Last Essays of Elia.” The editor of this present edition mistakenly included two essays by Bryan Waller Proctor and one by Allan Cunningham (Roff).
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