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MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an oriental romance.

London. Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1838. Nineteenth edition.
8vo. viii, 397pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, and additional engraved title page, and a further 11 engraved plates. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in later gilt-tooled brown morocco, T.E.G. Spine lightly sunned. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Mervyn Lloyd Peel to FEP, plates and engraved title page foxed.
The epitome of romantic orientalism, Lalla Rookh comprises four narrative poems of exotic sensuality. First printed in 1817, the immense popularity of the work established author Thomas Moore (1779-1852) as Ireland's preeminent poet. The resulting plethora of editions prompted publisher Thomas Longman to dub the work the 'cream of the copyrights'.

Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel (1856-1929), Conservative politician who held the offices of Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 23113