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Coleridge Samuel Taylor.

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A Series of Essays To aid in the Formation of fixed Principles in Politics, Morals, and Religion with Literary Amusements interspersed. William Pickering 1850.
3 vols. Sm. 8vo. T.p. devices, dec. head pieces. Some light foxing, double gilt rule edged japon with dec. gilt filleted bands and gilt lettered red label to spines, vol. 3 rebacked and with neat repairs to spine, minor soiling and wear. Haney 84 ‘The fifth English edition.’ Volume 2 with the bookplate of James Anderson Rose, (1819-1890). James Anderson Rose was Whistler's solicitor. As well as a solicitor, he was a major print collector, confidant, and friend of artists, including Whistler and Rossetti. He owned The Sleeper and Sleeping woman, and had a magnificent collection of Whistler's etchings. An exhibition of his collection toured the country, going to Liverpool, Newcastle and Birmingham, in 1874.
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