Captain Sword and Captain Pen. A Poem . . . With Some Remarks on War and Military Statesmen.

Publisher: London: Charles Knight, 1835.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Brewer, pages 170-73; NCBEL III, 1218.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 27235


8vo, later brown half morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering, t.e.g. Frontis and seven illustrations by Thornton Hunt. Half-title present, but bound without the publisher's terminal advertisements.


A long anti-war poem by Leigh Hunt, written "to show the horrors of war, the false ideas of power produced in the minds of its leaders, and, by inference, the unfitness of those leaders for the government of the world." The poem is followed by a lengthy essay on the same subject. Captain Sword went through three subsequent editions.

Price: $350.00

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