[JERNINGHAM, Edward]. ~ The Nunnery. An Elegy. In Imitation of the Elegy in a Church-Yard... London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley... . London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley... [ 1762].
4to (230 × 180 mm), pp. 11, ; inscribed ‘The ingenious Author’s present to R. Marsham 1762’ on the title; page numbers cropped on a few pages; recent wrappers.
Scarce first edition, ‘executed with a tender pencil’ (Critical Review), presentation copy to Robert Marsham (see next item). ‘What, another Elegiac Bard!—Well, this performance, however, must be allowed to be a good Parody, whatever may be thought of it as Poem. Every stanza, nay almost every line, echoes its correspondent line in Mr. Gray’s Elegy’ (Monthly Review).