Hungary: An Ode

Edwards, John. Hungary: An Ode.

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Edwards, John Hungary: An Ode. Liverpool, printed by Thos. Kaye, 1849.

Unbound, as issued, two bifolia; pp. 8; in fine condition.
An unrecorded Hungaricum, presentation inscription by the author in upper margin of title-page. Dated 28 November 1849, this poem was written the month after the conclusion of the Hungarian Revolution, and is dedicated to Lord Dudley Coutts Stuart (1803-1854), the Liberal politician who was married to Napoleon's niece, Princess Christine Bonaparte. As MP for Arundel Stuart used his position to campaign for Polish independence. In 1848 he extended his help to the Hungarian cause. After the revolution had been crushed with Russian help he argued for British support of the Hungarian refugees stranded in Turkey.
We were not able to locate this publication in any institution and no other copy on the market, apart from the fact that this particular copy was sold as part of a scrapbook compiled in Liverpool and sold at auction in Edinburgh in 2005.