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[BOONE, James Shergold]. The Welcome Of Isis : a poem occasioned by an expected visit of the Duke of Wellington to the University of Oxford [in 1820]. , Oxford, for Henry Slatter 1834.

First Edition thus, publisher's original green morocco elegantly gilt in Regency style. Tall 8vo a.e.g., portrait of Wellington + pp32 + many binder's blanks, just lightly scuffed at extremeties, portrait and protective tissue a little foxed, an excellent copy. Scarce book. No copy in Cambridge University Library. See Bodleian Library recording this 1834 Slatter Edition and also an 1820 issue with different imprint. This Slatter Edition with preliminary Advertisement stating 'this poem was written in anticipation of a visit ... so long since as the year 1820; and that, consequently, some of the incidents referred to relate to that period'. Boone was an accomplished poet - at Oxford he won the Chancellor's Prize and the Newdigate Prize - and is now known best for his verse satire of university life The Oxford Spy 1818-19. He was later a teacher at Charterhouse, before turning to preaching. (Book ref. 9105 )  £ 150.00

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