Signed autograph manuscript titled "To the Cannons"

March 16, 1822. Single leaf (approx. 21.5 x 18.5 cm.); neat 1-inch tear from previous fold, else about fine. Clean manuscript copy of a 35-line poem, "To the Cannons / removed from the dismantled Fort of Sidmouth to sustain part of the Parish Church." Signed "L. Booker, LLD." Booker (1762-1835) was a divine and poet, though better recognized for the works he produced as the former. This appears to be an unpublished topographical poem (at least unidentified by this cataloguer), most likely inspired by a trip to Devon, where Sidmouth is located, since it does not appear that Booker was ever a permanent resident of that county, though he was in great demand delivering charity sermons, up to 173 in his lifetime. See DNB II, pp. 830-31. Item #45845

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