Boston: Lee and Shepard. Very Good+. 1888. Later Printing. Hardcover. Good Company Series; 455 pages; Former owners' name on front pastedown and first blank, otherwise clean and tight in original decorative red cloth binding. An interesting collection of essays by James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), English poet and essayist. In 1808 he become editor of the Examiner, a newspaper founded by his brother. Among his friends were John Keats, Shelley, Charles Dickens, and many others in the literaty world. His early criticism of William Blake gained him that author's enmity. From the foreword: "Most of the Wishing-Cap Papers are written in Leigh Hunt's happiest manner, and abound in rich and felicitous descriptions of nature, in loving com- ments on favorite authors and books, and in thought- ful and good-natured speculations on human life. Indeed, some of the essays in the collection are, it seems to me, more terse in style, more vigorous in thought, and more masculine in tone, than even the best papers in the Indicator or the Seer."; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. . (Inventory #: 38191)
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