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DOBELL, Sydney. England in time of war.

London. Smith, Elder & Co., 1856. First edition.
8vo. iv, 200, 3, [1], 16pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Later bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, very occasional light spotting.
The first edition of poet and literary scholar Sydney Dobell's (1824-1874) collection of short lyrics on the Crimean War. The book was reviewed favourably, and 'Grass from the Battlefield' was singled out as a poem which, according to the Gentleman's Magazine (227) 'will be enshrined in memory along with the acknowledged masterpieces' of modern poets.
£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 21773