JAGO, Richard. ~ Poems, moral and descriptive... (prepared for the Press, and improved by the Author, before his Death.) To which is added, Some Account of the Life and Writings of Mr. Jago. London: Printed for J. Dodsley... 1784.
8vo (205 × 125 mm), pp. xxxi, , 269, , plus final blank; complete with half-title and 5 engraved plates by Grignion after Wale; contemporary full calf, marked, corners worn, spine rubbed, joints cracked but firm; bookplate of Reginald Brett (1852–1930), 2nd Viscount Esher.
First edition, edited by John Scott Hylton, containing the second edition of Edge-Hill, corrected and enlarged. Among the other pieces are ‘To a Lady, furnishing her Library, at ***, in Warwickshire’, ‘To William Shenstone, Esq. on receiving a gilt Pocket-Book. 1751’, ‘Hamlet’s Soliloquy, imitated’ (‘To print, or not to print—that is the question...’), a ‘Roundelay, written for the Jubilee at Stratford upon Avon, celebrated by Mr. Garrick in Honour of Shakespeare, September 1769. Set to Music by Mr. Dibdin’, and ‘Adam: or, the Fatal Obedience. An Oratorio. Compiled from the Paradise Lost of Milton. And adapted to Music by R. J.’ Jackson, p. 109.