[POEMS, a collection of separately issued works]. by CHURCHILL, Charles.

[POEMS, a collection of separately issued works]. by CHURCHILL, Charles.
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  • Another image of [POEMS, a collection of separately issued works]. by CHURCHILL, Charles.

~ [POEMS, a collection of separately issued works]. 1761-1765.

17 works bound together in 2 volumes; contemporary sprinkled calf, spines attractively gilt with floral tools, green and black morocco labels; vol. 2 with paper label/tab pasted to and extending from foot of p. 9 of the second work, lettered in early manuscript ‘Churchill’s Poems’; rubbed, spines chipped at head, but handsome.

Vol. I:

The Rosciad... The fourth edition, revised and corrected. London: Printed for the Author, and sold by W. Flexney, ‘1741’ [i.e. 1761], pp. [2], 34, without half-title.

[bound with:] —— The Apology. Addressed to the Critical Reviewers. London: Printed for the author, and sold by W. Flexney, 1761, pp. [2], 20, without half title. First edition.

[and:] —— Night. An Epistle to Robert Lloyd... the second edition, Revised and Corrected. London: Printed for the Author, and sold by W. Flexney, 1770, pp. [2], 17, [1], without half-title.

—— The Prophecy of Famine. A Scots Pastoral... inscribed to John Wilkes, Esq; the third edition. London: Printed for the author, and sold by G. Kearsly, 1763, pp. [2], 28, without half-title.

—— An Epistle to William Hogarth. London: Printed for the author, and sold by J. Coote, 1763, pp. [2], 31, [1], without half-title.

—— The Ghost... The third edition, with additions. London: Printed for the author; and sold by W. Flexney, 1763, pp. [2], 62; [iii], 58-213, without half-title, part-titles to each of the three books with ornaments, pagination continuous, despite misnumbering after p. 62 (the end of Book II).

Vol. II:

—— The Conference. A poem. London : Printed for G. Kearsly... J. Coote...W. Flexney... C. Henderson... J. Gardiner...and J. Almon, 1763, pp. [2], 19, [1], without half-title. First edition.

—— The author. A poem. London: Printed for W. Flexney... G. Kearsly... J. Coote... C. Henderson... J. Gardiner... and J. Almon, 1763, pp. [2], 19, [1], without half-title. First edition.

—— The Duellist. A poem. In three books. London: Printed for W. Flexney... G. Kearsly... J. Coote... C. Henderson... J. Gardiner...and J. Almon, 1764, pp. [2], 49, [1], without half-title. First edition.

—— Gotham. A poem. Book I; [Book II]; [Book III]. London: Printed for the author, and sold by W. Flexney... G. Kearsley...C. Henderson... J. Coote... J. Gardiner... and J. Almon, 1764, Three parts with separate title-pages, pp. [2], 24; [2], 32; [2], 31, [1], all without half-titles, book III with author’s name added to title in contemporary manuscript. First Edition.

—— The Candidate. A poem. London: Printed for the author; and sold by W. Flexney... G. Kearsly... C. Henderson... J. Coote... Gardiner... J. Almon... and A. Moran, 1764, pp. [2], 38, without half-title. First edition.

—— The Farewell. A poem. London: Printed for the author; and sold by W. Flexney... G. Kearsly... C. Henderson... J. Coote... J. Gardiner... J. Almon...and C. Moran, 1764, pp. [2], 24, without half-title. First edition.

—— Independence. A poem. Addressed to the Minority. London: Printed for the author; and sold by J. Almon... J. Coote... W. Flexney... C. Henderson... Gardiner... and C. Moran, 1764, pp. [2], 28, without half-title, author’s name added to title in contemporary manuscript. First edition.

—— The Times. A poem. London: Printed for the author; and sold by J. Coote... J. Almon... W. Flexney... C. Henderson... J. Gardiner... and C. Moran, 1764, pp. [3]-33, [1], without half-title. First edition.

—— The Journey. A fragment. London: Printed for John Churchill. (executor to the late C. Churchill,) and sold by W. Flexney... 1765, pp. [2], 8, without half-title. First edition.

First editions. ESTC notes that these were also issued as part of a collected edition (in two volumes), but without titles. All these have titles (but not half-titles) and so were separately issued and collected at an early date. Some of the titles have author’s name added in contemporary manuscript, which is presumably authorial.

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