Qualis Vita Finis Ita. S.M.C. Ernest Hartley Coleridge, attr.

Qualis Vita Finis Ita. S.M.C.

Rickford's Hill, Aylesbury: Published by the author, 1917. First edition. 4 9/16 x 7" broadside, letterpress printed on beige paper.

The poem is signed E.H.C., Rickford's Hill, Aylesbury - the initials stand Ernst Hartley Coleridge, grandson of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The latin motto had a special significance for the Coleridge family, and was the motto of his cousing John Duke Coleridge, whose letters Ernst Hartley edited - see p. 282 in Life and Correspondence of John Duke Coleridge, 2: Lord Chief Justice of England.

Horizontal fold line, with pencilled attribution. Very good.

OCLC locates no holdings, though the manuscript of the poem is held at the Ransom Center. Item #29869

Price: $125.00

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