KEATE, George. ~ The Ruins of Netley Abbey. A Poem... London, Printed for R. and J. Dodsley... 1764.
4to (250 × 190 mm), pp. 11, ; some light foxing, and marginal browning to first and last leaves; recent marbled boards.
First edition of Keate’s famous ‘ruin’ poem. ‘The Remains of Netley Abbey... are situated on the Side of the Southampton River, about three Miles from that Town... The grand and extensive Ruins which are still standing, added to the Beauty of the Scenery around them, much attract the Curiosity, and Admiration of Strangers’ (Advertisement). Aubin, Topographical Poetry, p. 353.