Liber Amoris or the New Pygmalion. With Additional Matter now printed for the first time from the original Manuscripts

HAZLITT, William; LE GALLIENNE, Richard (intro.)

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In 1822, Hazlitt resolved to divorce his wife for Sarah Walker, the daughter of a tailor with whom he had been lodging. He convinced his wife to go to Scotland for forty days, and then divorce him by Scottish law for adultery. The divorce was not valid in England and it cast a shadow of disrepute over his name. Hazlitt returned to London to find that Sarah Walker was actually in love with another. He vented his feelings in Liber Amoris and, though the book was published anonymously, everyone knew its authorship and it created a scandal. (Kunitz & Haycraft). Introduction by Richard Le Gallienne.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Privately Printed
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1894
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    400 copies printed for English and 100 for American subscribers. 364 p. 23 cm. Pasted-in frontispiece portrait, fine illustration of title page of 1823 edition, plus two facsimile letters and a facsimile signature, all very nicely printed. Brown cloth. Spine has small tears to top and bottom. Small tear in rear cover. Bookplate on front pastedown, tiny owner's signature on top inside corner, hinges cracking internally. Pages untrimmed.

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