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[SMITH, Horace]. [SMITH, James]. Rejected addresses: or, the new theatrum poetarum.

London. John Murray, 1833. Eighteenth edition.
8vo. [iii]-xxxi, [1], 170pp. With engraved frontispiece (features picked out in rouge), without half-title. Contemporary pink calf, gilt, spine richly so, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Light rubbing and slight marking to extremities, slight spotting and offsetting, else fine. Presentation copy, inscribed '1838 This Book was presented to Sir Edward Sugden by one of its authors and his faithful friend and servant James Smith'
A presentation copy of one of the most significant works, and inventive parodies, of the Romantic era. The brothers Horace (1779-1849) and James Smith (1775-1839), within the conceit of Rejected addreses from a supposed poetry competition, successfully send up the major (and several minor) poets of the Romantic age.

This copy was evidently presented to Sir Edward Sugden (1781-1875), English lawyer, writer and Conservative politician in the year before James Smith's death.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 12747