London: Moxon, 1831. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 387. in contemporary full morocco, rear hinge tender. Issued without half-title. Contains the bookplate of Landor's friend and benefactor Joseph Ablett. Hinges loose, VG. Wise 22. Item #1734
Ablett was described by Landor as, "The kindest most generous man in existence...[from whom] I and my family have received a thousand acts of kindness..." In 1828, Ablett secured the Fiesolan Villa for Landor through a no interest loan. Landor wrote his fine ode to his friend and when Abllett died in 1848, wrote: "Poor, dear Ablett ... I can remember few things that have caused tears to burst forth from me as this (his death) did."