Poems. Dedicated without Permission, to John Bull. By a Bird…

~ Poems. Dedicated without Permission, to John Bull. By a Bird at Bromsgrove. Volume the First, perhaps the Last. The seventh Edition. With the Addition of forty Pages... Stourport: Printed for John Crane, seniour, by G. Nicholson, Stourport, And sold by Joshua Crane, Bookseller, Bromsgrove, [n.d., c. 1817-20.]

12mo (162 × 92 mm), pp. 334, [6], 337-272, plus large folding advert with Crane’s medallion at head bound as a frontispiece, and an engraved plate; separate title to ‘The London Wakes’ but pagination continuous, uncut and mostly unopened in original drab boards with printed spine label; rubbed, spine cracked with a few small losses, label soiled.

Crane’s Poems were first printed in 1812, all editions are rare. The book is complete in two parts: following page 334 and one additional poem (unpaginated) is the separate title ‘The London Wakes, a vision; dedicated, without permission, to the Bailiff & Aldermen of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. By the Bird of Bromsgrove. Stourport: Printed for John Crane, Sen. By M. Nicholson, Stourport; and sold by Joshua Crane, Bromsgrove. The Second Edition...’ Not in Jackson; Johnson, Provincial Poetry 227.

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