Courtier (Peter)


Consisting of Elegies, Odes, Sonnets, Canzonets, and the Pleasures of Solitude.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with an engraved frontispiece, woodcut head- and tail-pieces, title-page a bit browned, pp. viii, 116, [4, subscribers], small 8vo, contemporary tree calf, gilt roll tooled Greek Key border on sides, corners worn, rebacked, Pauncefort Duncome armorial book-plate inside front cover, good

Publication Details: Printed by C. Whittingham, sold by S. Law and S. Bagster, 1796

Notes: An early Whittingham imprint, likewise Bagster. Courtier's Poems marked what seemed to be the beginning of a promising literary career, and he was editor of the Universal Magazine by 1806. However, he was imprisoned for debt, and never fully recovered. 'In 1837 he reminded the Literary Fund that he had been among their earliest contributors four decades earlier; in 1841 his final appeal was rejected with the notation "not justifying assistance"' (ODNB).

Bibliography: (ESTC T125260)

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Price: £450

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1796

Stock Number: 48603

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