Selections from his Poetry and Prose. With an introduction, biographical & critical, by Eric Partridge.

London: Fanfrolico Press, 1927. First edition. The press's scarce fourth book. One of 155 copies printed at the Curwen Press. Signed by Partridge. Photogravure portrait, and etching of Landor’s birthplace. Some fading to top of front board. Otherwise a beautiful copy, tight and clean. Quarter vellum over brown paper boards, gilt spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Octavo. [6], 286, [1] pp. Item #10184

Landor (1781-1869) was the youngest brother of Walter Savage Landor. He wrote five tragedies, of which one, Count Arezzi (1822), sold brilliantly while it was mistaken for Byron’s work. Partridge remarks in his prefatory note: “That so fine a writer as Robert Landor should have fallen into an almost complete neglect is inexplicable on literary grounds…Of men who, since 1700 (and I might add since 1600), have published their work only to attract little immediate notice and to become very rapidly forgotten, I know of none that can approach in merit, whether it be in prose or verse, this younger brother of Walter Savage Landor.”.

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