Retired Pleasures,

Wright (George)

Retired Pleasures,

in prose and verse, addressed to the lovers of a country life; with occasional notes and illustrations.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with an engraved frontispiece, complete with initial blank, half-title, and terminal advertisement leaf, small piece missing out of fore-margin of I3, touching a few letters on verso, some damp-staining, a bit of spotting, notably to title and frontispiece, modern calf backed boards, pp. xi, 213, [2], 12mo modern dark brown half calf over marbled boards, black label lettered in gilt

Publication Details: Printed for C. Stalker, and J. Buckland, 1787

Notes: A bucolic work espousing the serenity and pleasure of rural life, entreating its readers to retire to the country. Partly an anthology, in prose and verse. Thomson is a favourite (Wright had edited an edition of The Seasons in ?1776), several poems are 'by a Lady.' 5 copies in the UK recorded in ESTC, 2 in the US, Cornell and Kansas.

Bibliography: (ESTC T145820)

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Price: £500

Subject: Miscellaneous

Published Date: 1787

Stock Number: 61062

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