THE FIERY DAWN by COLERIDGE, M.E. (Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, 1861-1907)


Edition: First Canadian issue

Toronto / London: Copp Clark / Longmans, Green, 1901. Light grey-greey pictorial cloth stamped in black with the generic design of Longmans' Colonial Library, spine gilt lettered, green on white illustrated endpapers. pp viii, 360. Spine lightly darkened with gilt a mite dulled; foxing to page edges and to text, especially early and late; else a VG+ copy. Made from sheets of the Longmans's Colonial Library edition. Ticket of Chapman's Book Store, Montreal, at rear. Coleridge was a great-great neice of the poet. Taught Hebrew by her father, she also learned Latin, Greek, German, French, and Italian. She published some of her poetry at the urging of Robert Bridges. An idiosyncratic writer, her writings have been described as mystical, fantastic, obscure, but memorable. This was her third novel, an historical tale of the Duchess of Berry in earlier 19th century France. Wolff 1313.

Book ID: 46885
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