London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1817.
1st Edition. Soft cover. First Edition of the author's rare first book published when he was nineteen. Sm. 8vo., 144pp. Contemporary half dark blue calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers & marbled edges, elaborated decorated spine gilt. A very good or better copy showing light use. Neele, - January 29, 1798 - February 7, 1828, was an English poet & literary scholar. He began publishing (anonymously) in the Monthly Magazine in 1814, He delivered lectures on Shakespeare at the age of twenty, & others on the history of English poetry in 1826-7 (published posthumously) and on the romance of history in 1827. He produced an edition of The Tempest in 1824 as the start of an intended complete works. [Henry Neele. English Poetry 1579-1830].
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