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Southey (Robert).- Oceania.- Martin (John, editor) An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands...with an Original Grammar and Vocabulary...compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr.William Mariner, 2 vol., first edition, Robert Southey's copy with his small neat ink inscription "Robert Southey 1817" to foot of title of vol.1, engraved frontispiece (foxed and offset on facing title), spotted, ink inscription "E.Schunck 1871" to front free endpapers and with bookplate, contemporary Cottonian binding of patterned fabric over boards with manuscript paper labels to spines, uncut, a little rubbed, spines faded, labels chipped, vol.1 with upper joint repaired, preserved in modern cloth drop-back box, red calf label, [Hill 1075], 8vo, 1817.

⁂ Many of Southey's books are bound in this fashion, executed by his daughters or female friends using coloured cotton prints over the original worn boards. They filled a room in his house which became known as the "Cottonian Library".


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