Lot 247: COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR. Autograph Manuscript Signed, "S.T. Coleridge," in pencil, notes concerning a book, written on a leaf probably
November 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR. Autograph Manuscript Signed, "S.T. Coleridge," in pencil, notes concerning a book, written on a leaf probably removed from a copy of the same work. A note, in unknown hand and in pencil, written at lower edge recto, indicates that Coleridge's notes concern Defensio Fidei Nicaenae by Georgio Bullo (Ticini [Pavia], 1784). 1 page, 8vo; moderate foxing at edges, horizontal folds. Np, circa 1805
"Bought this work at Catania October 2, 1805. I finished the careful perusal of this volume, at Messina, 12 Oct. . . . , having read in the same time the Pastor Fido. Heaven knows I need to lose myself in Thoughts and Subjects the most remote from my existing circumstances, baffled as I am daily, detained, & almost hopeless of arriving in England this year. The miserum!"
with--Two items: Ernest Hartley Coleridge. Autograph Letter Signed, to "My dear Sir," thanking him for sending the note on S.J.C's visit to Sicily, expressing hope that the publication of S.J.C's letters would bring pleasure to American readers, explaining that he does not intend to select for publication only those letters that show Coleridge in the best light. 4 pages, 8vo, personal stationery, written on a single folded sheet. Torquay, 12 January 1885 * Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Poetical and Dramatic Works. 17 of 24 copies on Whatman's paper. Bookplate of George Allison Armour on front free endpaper of fist volume. 4 volumes. 8vo, 1/4 vellum, worn; joints cracked. London, 1877.