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Watts, Alaric Alexander. Lyrics of the heart: with other poems. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1851. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). , 331,  pp. $90.00
A poet and journalist who dedicated most of his life to editing and contributing to several newspapers, Alaric Watts is best known for the alliterative poem, "The Siege of Belgrade." This collection of his poetry is illustrated with => 41 stunning steel engravings by some of the "most eminent artists" of the time, including William Greatbach, William Miller, Robert Wallis, and others, after paintings by Thomas Stothard, Gilbert Stuart Newton, Richard Westall, etc. (Watts' friendship with these men, he said, "led to a desire on my part to connect myself with them in some volume which should be composed wholly of my own writings.")
Binding: Brick-red morocco with gilt lettering and decoration and five raised bands to spine, gilt decoration to boards and turn-ins, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt, black silk bookmark. Front fly-leaf with blind-embossed stamp of bookseller and => binder, "James MacLehose, Glasgow."
Bound as above, rubbed and with small spots of white soiling to boards; top 2.5" of front joint (outside) split and rest of joint abraded and tender. Light foxing and occasional stain to interior, including mild water stain to bottom edge of rear endpapers. (37351) Please RESHELVE This.
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