POLWHELE, Richard. ~ The old English Gentleman, a Poem... London: Printed for Cadell and Davies... Johnson... and Dilly... 1797.
8vo (214 × 128 mm), pp. , vii, , 146; complete with the half-title, but without the final advertisement leaf; recent boards.
First edition, set in Polwhele’s native Cornwall. ‘The idea of a character now almost extinct in this island, gave rise to the following Poem; in which I conceived the design of exhibiting the manners of the last century in a country gentleman of family, as contradistinguished from those of borough-mongers, merchants and miners’ (Advertisement). Jackson, p 216.