Introductions to the Study of the Greek Classic Poets. Designed principally for the use of young persons at School and College. Part I. Containing – I. General Introduction. II. Homer.

  • Coleridge, Henry Nelson
  • London: John Murray 1830


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [viii], 239, [1]. Contemporary half green calf, marbled boards, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rolls, red morocco label, other compartments with central gilt tool, marbled edges. A few minor spots. Extremities rubbed, a touch of wear. Ownership inscription of Anne Lindsay to title-page, bookplate of Robert and Evelyn Benson to front pastedown.


The scarce first edition of this textbook on the study of Homer by Henry Nelson Coleridge (1798-1843), nephew and literary executor of Samuel Taylor. Although the title-page describes it as 'Part I' and Coleridge intended to cover all of classical Greek poetry, no further parts were ever produced. However, this part was popular enough on its own to see a second edition in 1834 and a third in 1846, with American printings interspersed.

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