Sir Eldred of the Bower, and the Bleeding Rock: two…

~ Sir Eldred of the Bower, and the Bleeding Rock: two legendary Tales... London: Printed for T. Cadell... 1776.

4to (247 × 190 mm) in half-sheets, pp. [6], 49, [1]; early ink ownership inscription to title; disbound.

First edition of More’s third publication, dedicated to Garrick (who recited it often). Johnson much admired the poems, revising the text of ‘Sir Eldred’ for its second edition (1778) and contributing a new stanza. Jackson, p. 49; Jackson, Women, p.22. This is the printing with the catchword on p. 27 printed as ‘Whe n’.

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