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London. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown. 1821. pp. xxviii, (iv), 79, (i). 4to. Modern quarter calf, cloth boards. Lacking the half title and advert leaves. A small amount of worm in the last few gatherings at the bottom right hand corner of the margin, not affecting the text. The same gatherings are discoloured in the top right hand corner. 1st edition of the work that prompted Byron's The Vision of Judgement. In the Preface Southey without naming names talks of 'Men of diseased hearts and depraved imaginations ...The school which they have set up may properly be called the Satanic school; ...' Byron, in response to a letter by Southey to The Courier said in his letter to the Editor on February 5th 1822 ' And now - what is the "Satanic School?" who are the Scholars? Mr Southey says that I am their Coryphaeus and Goliath - but who are the Philistines?'

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