DE QUINCEY, Thomas. A Diary of Thomas De Quincey 1803. Here reproduced in replica as well as in print from the original manuscript in the possession of the Reverend C. H. Steel. Edited by Horace A. Eaton. New York: Payson & Clarke, .
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Spine of wrapper slightly sunned otherwise a very good, unopened, copy.
First edition, limited edition of 1500 numbered copies.
In 1903 De Quincey spent time in Everton, where he walked, visited booksellers and circulating libraries, paid visits to drink tea or coffee, dined out, went to church and read by himself. The majority of time was spent on his own, contemplating. It has been said that within these musings he was "concerned with reverie and dream even before he took any opium ..." (Woolf).