1825 Rare First Edition - A TALE OF PARAGUAY by Robert Southey Illustrated by Richard Westall.
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Author: Southey, Robert.
Title: A TALE OF PARAGUAY by Robert Southey.
Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, And Green, 1825. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6.5 " X 4 ".
Pages: xviii-199 pages.
Binding: Very good contemporary full morocco leather binding with an attractive decorative paneling (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 2 full-page plates by Richard Westall and engraved by C. Heath.
The book: Rare and Attractive First Edition of A TALE OF PARAGUAY, about a family of South American mission Indians by Robert Southey.
The author: Robert Southey (12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the Lake Poets along with William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and England's Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 until his death in 1843. Although his fame has been eclipsed by that of Wordsworth and Coleridge, his verse still enjoys some popularity.
The illustrator: Richard Westall RA (2 January 1765 – 4 December 1836) was an English painter and illustrator of portraits, historical and literary events, best known for his portraits of Byron. He was also Queen Victoria's drawing master.
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