Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 60

Price Realized: $ 3,120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
"OUR JAUNT MUST BE PUT OFF TO-MORROW" (SCIENTISTS.) JENNER, EDWARD. Autograph Manuscript Signed, "DrJenner," his complete 40-line poem entitled "40 Signs of Rain," beginning, "The hollow winds begin to blow, / The clouds look black, the glass is low," and ending, "'Twill surely rain, I see, with sorrow; / Our jaunt must be put off to-morrow." 1 page, 8vo; mounted to sheet along left edge, faint scattered foxing, horizontal fold. Np, circa 1822

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This poem was published in a few different variations, including in the July, 1826 issue of Gentleman's Magazine with the title and subtitle, "Signs of Rain: (Written as an excuse for not accepting the invitation of a friend to make an excursion with him.)"