The Prince of Peace; and other Poems. by [CARTWRIGHT, Edmund].

~ The Prince of Peace; and other Poems. London, Printed for J. Murray... 1779.

4to (248 × 190 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 41, [2], 40–44, [2]; without the half-title; engraved title vignette by Grignion after Hamilton depicting the scalping of Jane McCrea; spotting to the title and final leaf, ink owner inscription to title (cropped), small section of the fore-margin of C2 cut away (no loss); disbound.

First edition, apparently the large-paper issue judging by the gutter margin (see ESTC). Cartwright (1743–1823), younger brother of the political reformer, Major John Cartwright, and a friend of Crabbe, was a literary clergyman who later invented the power loom. ‘The Prince of Peace’, an ode deploring the war in America, is his ‘most important work’ (Oxford DNB). Other verse here includes ‘Elegy to Mr. Gray, from the Latin of Mr. Ansty, prefixed to his Translation of the Elegy written in a Country Church Yard’ and ‘Ode from the Latin of Mr. Gray, written at the Grande Chartreuse’. Jackson, p. 74; not found in Sabin; Zachs, The First John Murray 213.

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