LANGHORNE, John. ~ Poems on several Occasions... Lincoln: Printed by W. Wood. For R. Griffiths... London. [ 1760.]
Small 4to (200 × 152 mm), pp. xxiv, , 180; some light foxing in places; slightly later half calf and marbled boards, spine darkened, chipped at head, corners worn; armorial bookplate of Charles Pierrepont.
First edition, rare: ESTC locates 8 copies only (BL, Cambridge, Bodley, ULL, Harvard, Huntington, McMaster, Otago). With a long list of subscribers and including ‘A Poem to the Memory of Mr Handel’.
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