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This 42-page edition of ‘SOLDANELLA – A Fragment, and Other Poems’ was first published in 1839 by Thomas Painter, Wrexham (Printer) and has been faithfully transcribed from an original copy, and re-published here as being a work of historical significance.
‘George Lloyd was born in 1815, at the British Residency, Nagpur, India, the only son of Captain William Lloyd, the commanding officer of the Nagpur Resident’s Bodyguard, and an unknown Indian mother, and he was the first Anglo-India born in Nagpur. George was educated in Germany, and by the time he was twenty-five, he was a seasoned traveller, an experienced archaeologist, a talented artist, a respected botanist, served as Vice-President of the Literary Society of Cairo, being something of a gifted writer in his own right. He was an expert on the Saracenic influence on the civilisation of Europe, and since 1836, also served as a Justice of The Peace in Denbighshire, North Wales. On 9 October 1843, while out walking on a road in Thebes, Egypt, he got involved in an altercation with a roadside beggar, and in the ensuing struggle, George’s own gun accidentally discharged, inflicting terrible wounds to his upper chest. George Lloyd passed away two days later, in the company of his close friend, Emile Prisse d’Avennes (1807-1879), the well-known French archaeologist, architect, Egyptologist, and writer. The location of George’s last resting place is unknown, but his books, personal papers, sketchbooks and a large collection of botanical specimens were donated to the Botanical Gardens, Montpellier, France. On 9 May 2017, an album of watercolours and pencil sketches of Egyptian subjects and antiquities was sold at Sotheby’s, London for £8,125 ($10,508), and was purchased by the Griffiths Institute (University of Oxford) thanks to a generous grant from the Friends of the National Libraries. ‘
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