Noontide leisure; or, sketches in summer, outlines from nature and imagination, and including a Tale of the days of Shakespeare.
London: T. Cadell, 1824. Two volumes in one. 8vo. [vi], 302; [vi], 327,  pp. FIRST EDITION. Engraved frontispiece. Half-calf and speckled boards, sprinkled edges; other than some minor offsetting to fly-leaf and title page from frontispiece, an excellent copy. Item #12153
First edition. “These volumes include a narrative whose primary object has been to unfold its author’s conception of the moral and domestic feelings of the Bard of Avon.” These volumes include not only essays on Shakespeare, but also on the works of M. l’Abbé De Lille, of William Alabaster and Jospeh Beaumont.
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