ELEGIAC SONNETS, AND OTHER POEMS
Mary Elizabeth Braddon Collection of Jennifer Carnell
A book given to Mary Braddon from her uncle's library after his death when she was 15 years old.
Braddon wrote on the front free endpaper:
'Mary Elizabeth Braddon. In memory of her dear Uncle John Clode Braddon September 18th 1850.'
The title page. This is a first edition copy of the second volume of poems by Charlotte Smith. It was published by T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies of the Strand, London. A rare book in itself, this copy was later in the library of the well known collector Lord Esher.
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