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Pringle (Thomas)


With a sketch of his life by Leitch Richie

Published: London, 1838

Stock Number: #9921/1

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cxliv + 219 pages, 8vo (230 x 150mm), frontispiece engraving ? portrait of Thomas Pringle by W. Finden, - title page vignette, 1 plate reattached with tape with resulting stain in the gutter and oxidised, half calf with matching marbled paper boards and end papers, book-plate of Vergenoeg on front paste-down end paper, marbled edges, decorative gilt on the spine, a very good copy

Added title page with vignette dated 1837Page 121 is misprinted and should be 112Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, Volume 2 page 88:The best edition of Pringle's poetical works, with a memoir extending to 149 pages. In an " advertisement " it is stated that the work " is not published in the usual way, but entirely for the benefit of Mr. Pringle's widow," who was left in very poor circumstances. The volume contains a steel portrait engraving of the author by W. Finden, a vignette, and an illustration entitled " The Bechuana Boy," engraved after Landseer.