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PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Genius of the Thames: a Lyrical Poem..

London. T. Hookham, 1810. First Edition.
8vo. vii, [1], 147pp, [1]. With half-titles. Victorian tan half-calf, gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Ink-dated author obituary clippings pasted to blank-fly, four small mount-holes cut to half title; combined with the indentation on the following leaves suggestive that this once held a Carte de Visite of the author. Some glue residue to gutter of title. Leaf C5 bound before C4.
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), English poet and novelist. Extended from an original composed during Peacock's time as secretary to Sir Home Riggs Popham aboard HMS Venerable in May 1808. Tracing the river from its Cotswold source, through Oxford by way of several stanzas, ending as the river flows to the North Sea, east of London.
£ 400.00 Antiquates Ref: 9734