Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII. Frederic Shoberl, Mrs. Felicia Hemans, Thomas Campbell, David Macbeth Moir, James Montgomery, James Hogg, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Rev. Charles Strong, Mary Russel Mitford, Robert Bell, James Payne Collier, Richard Howitt, Noel Thomas Carrington, John Macray, William Henry Harrison, many others.
Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII
Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII
Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII
Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII
Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII
Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII
Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII
Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII
Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII

Forget Me Not for 1828; A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVIII

London: R. Ackermann, 1828. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good + or better copy of this diminutive and famous Annual in a Very Good + or better example of the original and complete slipcase / box, both of which are in surprisingly nice condition compared to other copies that we have seen. All edges of the closed page block are in gilt. The book shows some general edge wear, particularly where the boards join the spine, some slight splitting at the joints, and some other general signs of use. The leading corners of each board show tiny rubs but remain remarkably sharp. The hinges are cracked and feel to have been reglued -- giving the book a solid feel. The pages and plates are surprisingly bright, and there is a small stamp of the F. F. Donaueschingen library. The word "FORGET" on both the box and on the volume's front board has been underlined and the book's title and date have been written in ink on the spine of the box. The box also shows some slight splitting and is foxed and somewhat soiled on the inside. The Forget Me Not books are notoriously fragile and prone to wear and loss. Often, the bottom of the box is missing, and in some cases the box has been lost or discarded upon the rebinding of the book in sturdier material or otherwise. Rudolph Ackermann published the first "Forget Me Not (Forget-Me-Not) in 1822, employing Frederic Shoberl as its editor, making it the first literary annual to be published in England. His series proved quite popular, and by 1828 fifteen different "literary annuals" were published in the UK. The 1828 Forget Me Not thus is one of the earliest annuals in the series and thus is one of the earliest Literary Annuals ever to be published in the UK. The volume contains a frontispiece and 12 additional plates, each tissue-guarded, and the elegantly-embossed presentation plate is unused. (They have produced some offsetting to the pages, as would be expected.) In short, and notwithstanding its flaws -- which are quite modest when compared to other copies in this series, this is a wonderful example of a very early English Annual which, when in a condition as nice as is this copy, is EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE INDEED. Very good +. Item #868

Price: $1,500.00