[CARTWRIGHT, Edmund]. ~ Armine and Elvira, a legendary Tale. In two Parts. London: Printed for J. Murray. 1771.
4to (257 × 205 mm), pp. -38, bound without half-title, title with fine engraved vignette by Isaac Taylor; preserved in modern marbled boards.
First edition of the first publication of a poet and clergyman who achieved greater fame as a pioneer of the Industrial Revolution with his invention of the power loom, patented in 1785. Armine and Elvira, was exceptionally popular, going rapidly through a series of editions and finding praise from Walter Scott, along with all the important contemporary reviews. Jackson, p. 6.