OWENSON, Miss. (Lady Sydney Morgan). The Lay of an Irish Harp; or, Metrical Fragments.


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Philadelphia: Printed and published by T.S. Manning, n.d.(c.1808). pp. xv, [2], 18-180. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine professionally rebacked, repair to corners, title in gilt on recent black morocco label on spine. Previous owner’s signature on front flyleaf. Some browning and mild foxing. A good copy. Exceedingly rare. [L2 14B]

COPAC locates 1 copy only of this edition.

Lady Morgan was one of the most vivid and hotly discussed literary figures of her generation. She began her career with a precocious volume of poems. She collected Irish tunes, for which she composed the words, thus setting a fashion adopted with signal success by Thomas Moore.


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