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Auction: Auction 25.04.1995
was auctioned on: 25 April 1995
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SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES. An extensive collection of autograph manuscripts (one signed), comprising critical essays on literary subjects, including "William Collins," "Short Notes on English Poets," "On Dramatic Poetry" and "Les Cenci," all with r...

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Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500
Price realised:  US$4,370
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SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES. An extensive collection of autograph manuscripts (one signed), comprising critical essays on literary subjects, including "William Collins," "Short Notes on English Poets," "On Dramatic Poetry" and "Les Cenci," all with revisions, n.d. [published 1886-1894]. Together 41 pages, folio and 4to, each leaf tipped to a larger sheet of paper, bound in red morocco gilt, t.e.g., by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine slightly rubbed, protective cloth case. CONTENTS 1. ["William Collins"], a working manuscript, published in Miscellanies , London, 1886, 10 pp., on rectos only of blue laid paper . 2. "Short Notes on English Poets," a working manuscript, published in Miscellanies , 5 pp., folio, on blue paper , versos of each leaf with extensive, probably preliminary, notes and citations from various authors for this or another work, including an extensive passage on Byron. 3. [Unidentified], extensive, fragmentary notes and passages of text, mainly on poetry, referring to Shelley, Browning, Byron, Tennyson, etc., 4 pp., folio, on blue paper , publication untraced. 4. "On Dramatic Poetry," n.d., published in Miscellanies , a working manuscript, 3 pp., folio, on rectos only of blue paper watermarked 1879 . 5. ["Les Cenci"], signed at end, published in Studies in Prose and Poetry , London, 1894, a working manuscript, in French, 16 pp., folio, on rectos only of blue paper , an extended essay on Shelley's verse drama Les Cenci (1819), and the work of other poets of his generation.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 25.04.1995
Date of the auction: 25 Apr 1995
Address: Christie's
New York, Park Avenue