(Anthology. North-Shields.) A SELECT COLLECTION OF POEMS,

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from admired Authors, and scarce Miscellanies. With many Pieces never before Published.

Description: FIRST (ONLY) EDITION, pp. vii, 240, 12mo, contemporary calf, spine gilt with a flower in each compartment, red lettering piece, a little abraded, good

Publication Details: North-Shields: Printed by W. Kelley, Bookseller; sold by J. Bew, Paternoster Row, London, 1790

Notes: A pleasant copy of a scarce (not in Johnson) and interesting selection. Some have known authors (Percy, Burns, Mrs. Thrale, Crabbe, &c) but most are anonymous, and some not exactly from 'Miscellanies': e.g. Verses left in a Chop House, Verses Copied from the Window of an obscure Lodging-House in London. At the end are a number of poems by J. Bedingfeld, originally of Oxborogh, later of Lincoln's Inn. Many of the poems are amourous, e.g. A Gentleman to a Surgeon letting his Mistress (i.e. phlebotomising her). ESTC records 3 copies in the UK, 8 in North America....more

Bibliography: (ESTC T53684)

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Price: £500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1790

Stock Number: 64370

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