Poems chiefly Sonnets, by the Author of Translations from the…

~ Poems chiefly Sonnets, by the Author of Translations from the Italian of Petrarch, Metastasio, and Zappi. Oxford: sold by J. Cooke, and Hanwell and Parker; and by Messrs. Robinson... Messrs. Rivington... Mr. Egerton... and Mr. Hatchard... London. 1799.

[Bound with:]

[—————]. Translations chiefly from the Italian of Petrarch and Metastasio... Oxford: Printed for J. Cooke; and sold by Messrs. Robinson, Rivington, and Egerton, London. 1795.

2 works in one vol., 8vo (185 × 117 mm), pp. [4], ix, [1], 72 (the errata leaf and that headed ‘Errors of the Press’ bound before the Contents); iv, 127, [1], the Italian and English printed on facing pages; contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, spine cracked at head, ‘Wakefield’ letter gilt to upper board.

First editions. ‘There is a great deal of true classical taste and poetic feeling in these compositions. The Stanzas on leaving Winchester College, on removing from Oxford to the Inns of Court, and on returning to Oxford, cannot possibly be read without exciting a considerable amount of interest’ (British Critic). The author, of New College, Oxford, was later a vocal opponent of Catholic emancipation. Jackson, p. 205 (Translations; the Poems not in Jackson).

Print this page View basket Price: £750.00