DOWNMAN, Hugh. ~ Poems... The Second Edition, altered and corrected, with several Additions. Exeter: Printed by R. Trewman and son, for G.G and J. Robinson, G. and T. Wilkie, and G. Kearsley, London; and J. Bell, Edinburgh. 1790.
pp. 256, plus errata slip at rear;
[bound uniformly with:] —— Infancy, or the Management of Children: a didactic Poem, in six Books. The Fifth Edition. Edinburgh: Printed for J. Bell and J. Bradfute; G. G, J. & J. Robinson; G & T. Wilkie, and G. Kearsley, London, 1790, pp. [ii], 199, ;
[and] —— Tragedies. Exeter: Printed by E. Grigg, for G.G. and H. Robinson, G. and T. Wilkie, and G. Kearsley, London; and J. Bell, Edinburgh, 1792, pp. [iv], iv, 322, plus errata slip at rear.
Three vols, 8vo (185 × 110 mm), contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt panelled spines with roundels, red and black labels, the uppermost reading ‘Downman’s works’; slightly rubbed, second vol. wanting headcap, but a handsome set.
A fine contemporary collection of the major poetic works of Downman; Infancy is here complete with all 6 books (which had first appeared together in 1788 after previous partial editions). (Poems): Jackson, p. 159, Johnson, 284; (Infancy) Jackson p. 158; (Tragedies) Jackson p. 179; Johnson, 286.