LIPSCOMBE, William. ~ Poems... To which are added Translations of select Italians Sonnets, from the Collection of P. Nicandro Jasseus and others. Oxford: Printed for J. Walter... London. Sold by D. Prince and J. Cooke in Oxford; and J. Todd in York. 1784.
4to (261 × 208 mm), pp. , iii, , 111, ; first and last pages browned, occasional light waterstain in the upper margin; early ink ownership of John Oglander; recent boards.
First edition, scarce. Lipscomb was chaplain to the Earl of Darlington at Raby Castle, Durham, and dedicates his book to him. He had been a scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and won a prize for English verse in 1772 with ‘Beneficial Effects of Inoculation’ (separately printed at the time, BL and Harvard only in ESTC), which is reprinted here on pp. 9–16. Most of the book, however, is taken up with translation, the Italian sonnets mentioned in the title, the originals printed at the foot of each page, and from Horace. Jackson, p. 108. ESTC locates 9 copies (BL, Bodley, Corpus Christi, Cornell, Huntington, Princeton, Rice, Illinois, Yale).