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

London. Printed for John Miller, 1813. Twelfth edition.
12mo. [3], vi-xiii, [3], 127pp, [1]. Without half-title. Contemporary red morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, inked ownership inscriptions to verso of FFEP and head of title page, some loss to head of leaf F10 (p.115-6) - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp.
A handsome 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 addresses from a supposed poetry competition, successfully send up the major (and several minor) poets of the Romantic age, including Byron, Coleridge, and Wordsworth.
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 20402