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Richard Bearne is the Chairman of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, specialising in books and manuscripts. He regularly undertakes valuations for both insurance and probate purposes.
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Review Entries for Day Thursday, February 14, 2013

You may have already read about the Samuel Taylor Coleridge bible we have coming up for sale in the Antiquarian book auction on 20th February in our East Devon salerooms in Honiton. If not, check out my previous blog.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement was one of the foremost English poets of the 19th Century, so equally inspiring amongst the collection of Coleridge items in the 20th February 2013 auction is a first edition of probably Coleridge’s most famous poem, Kubla Khan, (BK9/127), allegedly written one night after taking opium and reading a work describing Xanadu, the summer palace of the Mongol ruler and emperor of China, Kubla Khan.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Kubla Khan

It is finely bound by ‘Tout’ in full calf, but the front hinge is cracking. However it is complete with all three half titles present.

This fabulous lot carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,000-£1,500. If you are interested in any of the other lots relating to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, please take a look at the catalogue to find out more.

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