Jerusalem Destroyed: a Poem, in three Cantos. by GIBSON, William.

~ Jerusalem Destroyed: a Poem, in three Cantos. Cambridge: Printed by J. Archdeacon printer to the university; for J. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge; T. Cadell; J. Dodsley, B. White, R. Faulder, and G. Wilkie, London; and J. & C. Berry, in Norwich. 1781.

4to (267 × 195 mm), pp. [4], 37, [1]; very lightly browned; contemporary marbled wrappers; later paper label to upper cover, lettered in manuscript; Norwich City Library bookplate; a very good copy.

Sole edition of this poem by Gibson of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge also prebendary of Lincoln, winner of the Seatonian Prize. Gibson’s 1772 entry, Conscience: a poetical essay had previously won the prize (which has been awarded annually, to this day, since 1750). Jackson, p. 87; ESTC: BL, Cambridge (4), Bodley, Harvard, Newberry, Princeton, Oklahoma, University of Pennsylvania and Yale.

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