The Ascension: a poetical Essay... by HUGHES, Thomas.

The Ascension: a poetical Essay... by HUGHES, Thomas.

~ The Ascension: a poetical Essay... Cambridge, Printed by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University; for Thomas & John Merrill, in Cambridge; J. Dodsley... T. Becket... T. Cadell... B. White... and G. Wilkie... London. 1780.

4to (242 × 185 mm), pp. [4], 15, [1]; some spotting and light browning; modern boards.

First edition, the Seatonian Prize poem for 1780 and apparently the author’s only published work. ESTC locates but 8 copies (BL, CUL, Pembroke College Cambridge, Bodley, Worcester College Oxford, Columbia, Illinois, Yale). Jackson, p. 77.

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