Poems... never before printed: selected from a Ms. in the…

~ Poems... never before printed: selected from a Ms. in the Possession of George Mason. With a Preface, Notes, and Glossary. London: Printed by C. Roworth, for Leigh and Sotheby... 1796.

4to (252 × 195 mm), pp. [8], 113, [1]; complete with half-title; printed on thick paper; some light spotting, and the scattered stamps of Warrington Museum and Library throughout, but still a good copy, uncut in recent boards.

First edition, and the first appearance of anything by Hoccleve in print: ‘La Male Regle de T. Hoccleve’, and five ballads from a manuscript belonging to the editor, the bibliophile George Mason, and now at the Huntington Library. It is dedicated to ‘that intelligent friend of literature’ and founder member of the Roxburghe Club, Lord Spencer. Jackson, p. 211.

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