Specimens of the British Poets.
London: John Murray, 1819. 7 volume set, 7 3/4 inches tall. An elegant Regency set with gilt bands and striking centre tools on smooth backs. Yellow edges. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry in volumes 2 -7. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. A pristine set of this fascinating anthology covering, in chronological order, biographical information on more than 250 British poets.