BETHAM, Mary Matilda. ~ Elegies and other small Poems... Ipswich: Printed by W. Burrell, and sold by Longman [London], and Jermyn and Forster, Ipswich, [ 1797].
8vo, pp. xii, , 128, with half-title but without final advert leaf. First edition. Mary Matilda Betham (1776-1852) was a miniature painter and poet; she was a close friend of Charles and Mary Lamb, Coleridge and Southey; Elegies was her first book. Jackson, p. 217; Jackson, Women, 27.
[bound with:] BRANDON, Isaac. Fragments in the manner of Sterne. Second edition. London: Printed for the author: and sold by Murray & Highley; and Debrett, 1798, pp. , 139, , 3 engraved plates. Not in Jackson.
[and:] GIFFORD, William. The Baviad, and Maeviad... a new Edition revised. London: Printed for J. Wright, 1797, pp. xiv, , 145, , with half-title, engraved frontispiece and one other plate. Jackson, p. 216.
DUDLEY, Sir H. Bate. Passages selected by distinguished Personages, on the great literary Trial of Vortigern and Rowena! A comi-tragedy... Third edition. London: Printed for J. Ridgway, [?1796]. 3 parts (only, of 4), none of the copies listed in ESTC complete (most consisting of 1 or 2 parts only). Jackson, p. 210.
[bound with:] [ANTI-JACOBIN. SELECTIONS]. Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin. London: Printed for J. Wright, 1799, pp. , 240, with half-title. By G. Canning, J.H. Frere, G. Ellis and others. First edition. Jackson, p. 237.
BEATTIE, James. [The Minstrel. Book 1-2.] The Minstrel; or the Progress of Genius: in two Books. With some other Poems... London: Printed by T. Gillet, for C. Dilly, and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1797, pp. , 120, 4 engraved plates. Jackson, p. 236.
[bound with:] SMYTH, Willam. English Lyricks... The second edition. Liverpool: Printed by J. McCreery, for Cadell and Davies, London, 1798, pp. 62. Jackson, p. 225; not in Johnson, which has the first edition of 1797.
[and:] GOODWIN, George. Rising Castle, with other Poems. Lynn: Printed for the author by W. Turner; and sold by all the booksellers in Lynn; Messrs. Robinson, London; Stevenson and Matchett, Norwich; and Gedge, Bury, 1798, pp. , 12-151, . Jackson, p. 230; Johnson 387.
[and:] BLAIR, Robert. The Grave. A Poem... London: Printed in the year, 1782, pp. 39, , vignette title-page. Not in Jackson.
A fine collection of nine late eighteenth-century pieces in three volumes, including several in first edition, uniformly bound in contemporary tree calf, red and green labels, spines gilt, titles in gilt to upper covers; contemporary ownership inscriptions of Edw[ard] Rogers; a fine set.