MITFORD (MARY RUSSELL) Poems, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY inscribed "To Dr. Valpy, a tribute of respect & gratitude from the author" on half-title, 1810
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MITFORD (MARY RUSSELL) Poems, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY inscribed "To Dr. Valpy, a tribute of respect & gratitude from the author" on half-title, 1810
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MITFORD (MARY RUSSELL)
Poems, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on half-title "To Dr. Valpy, a tribute of respect & gratitude from the author", above a later ownership inscription of ?David Deans, untrimmed in contemporary pink boards, rebacked, dust-soiled [Hayward 223], 8vo, Printed by A.J. Valpy, Took's Court, for Longman, 1810

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  • The first edition of the author's first published book, inscribed affectionately to Dr. Richard Valpy (1754-1836), a friend of Mary Mitford's father, who was schoolmaster at a grammar school at Reading. Valpy's son Abraham John was the printer of Poems.
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