Rare 1848 Festus - A Poem by Philip James Bailey, HB Miniature Lit & Fiction

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  • Sold Date: Feb 09, 2015
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Very Rare 1848 antique book: Festus; A Poem by Philip James Bailey
About the Author: Philip James Bailey (22 April 1816 – 6 September 1902) was an English Spasmodic poet, the author of Festus. Bailey was born on 22 April 1816 in Nottingham, the only son of Thomas Bailey by his first wife, Mary Taylor. He was brought up on the poetry of Lord Byron. Educated in Nottingham, he was tutored in classics by Benjamin Carpenter, a Unitarian minister. Aged 15, he matriculated at Glasgow University. Dropping the idea of becoming a Presbyterian minister, he began in 1833 to study law in a solicitor's office in London. On 26 April 1834 he entered Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar on 7 May 1840, but never practiced law (Wikipedia)
Publisher: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co. Seventh American Edition
Condition: This 168 year old book is in fair condition. Binding is intact. There is some damage top edge of binding. Pages all seem to be intact with none missing or torn, but there is slight water damage. Please refer to pictures for detail as this is a very old book.