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Unique, one off, Antique book 1855 'Moore's Poetical Works' rebound for personal library of Kavanagh family Dublin, leather, harp on front.

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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore
Complete in One Volume
London, Longman, and Brown, and Green and Longmans.
1855
This leather bound book has a harp and the name 'Patrick John Kavanagh' in gilt on the front cover. The book was rebound for a personal library and bears an inscription inside, it is addressed 33 Harold's Cross Dublin (an area on Dublin's Southside beside Rathmines and Ranelagh). It reads 'James Kavanagh, 33 Harold's Cross. To his dear son Patrick John in testimony of his regard for his appreciation of his ideas in Poetry and Music, November 1861' It was not uncommon at the time to have books rebound with a family crest, initials or image personal. The front hinge has detached, see photos, but text block holds firm. Some loosening to pages but all present and intact. Some age related spotting, foxing and tanning to interior. This is a rare antiquarian book of historical value.
Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852) was an Irish poet, who was a friend of literary figures such as Lord Byron and John Murray. He was entrusted with Byron's memoirs, but alas, was responsible (with John Murray), for burning the memoirs after Byron's death. Their concerns were for the fall out and impact of shocking revelations on other members of Byron's family still living.
Moore was a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, and the son of a grocer, who moved to London in 1799 to study law. There he found fame as a poet, translator, balladeer and singer. His songs are known as 'Moore's Melodies'. He was also a society figure, who toured America, where President Thomas Jefferson is alleged to have mistaken his small stature for that of a child.
Moore criticised slavery in America and wrote about it, and once published, he challenged a literary critic who had negatively reviewed the work to a duel. When Byron derisively referred to the outcome of the duel (interrupted by arrival of authorities) Moore wrote to Byron and hinted that he was prepared to meet him in a duel also. They later became close friends, with Byron trusting his memoirs to Moore. Moore acted with the Kilkenny Players.
There was no collected volume of his work in his lifetime.
Byron gave Moore his memoirs with instructions to publish after his death but Moore was persuaded to destroy them by Byron's family, who feared the backlash from revelations of Byron's decadent and shocking lifestyle. He did, however, edit and publish Letters and Journals of Lord Byron in 1830, six years after Byron's death in Greece.
Here his works are available in collected form, in a one off, absolutely unique, antique book, rebound for personal use with owner's name in gilt to front cover.
This book is one of a kind, in its unique binding there will never again be one like it.
The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore
Complete in One Volume
London, Longman, and Brown, and Green and Longmans.
1855
This leather bound book has a harp and the name 'Patrick John Kavanagh' in gilt on the front cover. The book was rebound for a personal library and bears an inscription inside, it is addressed 33 Harold's Cross Dublin (an area on Dublin's Southside beside Rathmines and Ranelagh). It reads 'James Kavanagh, 33 Harold's Cross. To his dear son Patrick John in testimony of his regard for his appreciation of his ideas in Poetry and Music, November 1861' It was not uncommon at the time to have books rebound with a family crest, initials or image personal. The front hinge has detached, see photos, but text block holds firm. Some loosening to pages but all present and intact. Some age related spotting, foxing and tanning to interior. This is a rare antiquarian book of historical value.
Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852) was an Irish poet, who was a friend of literary figures such as Lord Byron and John Murray. He was entrusted with Byron's memoirs, but alas, was responsible (with John Murray), for burning the memoirs after Byron's death. Their concerns were for the fall out and impact of shocking revelations on other members of Byron's family still living.
Moore was a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, and the son of a grocer, who moved to London in 1799 to study law. There he found fame as a poet, translator, balladeer and singer. His songs are known as 'Moore's Melodies'. He was also a society figure, who toured America, where President Thomas Jefferson is alleged to have mistaken his small stature for that of a child.
Moore criticised slavery in America and wrote about it, and once published, he challenged a literary critic who had negatively reviewed the work to a duel. When Byron derisively referred to the outcome of the duel (interrupted by arrival of authorities) Moore wrote to Byron and hinted that he was prepared to meet him in a duel also. They later became close friends, with Byron trusting his memoirs to Moore. Moore acted with the Kilkenny Players.
There was no collected volume of his work in his lifetime.
Byron gave Moore his memoirs with instructions to publish after his death but Moore was persuaded to destroy them by Byron's family, who feared the backlash from revelations of Byron's decadent and shocking lifestyle. He did, however, edit and publish Letters and Journals of Lord Byron in 1830, six years after Byron's death in Greece.
Here his works are available in collected form, in a one off, absolutely unique, antique book, rebound for personal use with owner's name in gilt to front cover.
This book is one of a kind, in its unique binding there will never again be one like it.

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