Poems, moral and descriptive... (prepared for the Press, and improved…

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. by JAGO, Richard.
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~ 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, [1], 269, [1], 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.

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