Nuptial Elegies. by [PORTAL, Abraham].

~ Nuptial Elegies. London: Printed for G. Kearsley... and J. Murray... 1774.

4to (231 × 182 mm), pp. [iii]–viii, 31, [1]; engraved title vignette by Isaac Taylor; final page dust-soiled; disbound.

First edition, with a prose and verse dedication to Edmund Cartwright. Portal (1726–1809) was a successful goldsmith before launching upon a literary career, publishing plays and verse. A few years after the present work he went bankrupt, and set up as a bookseller while also working as box keeper at the Drury Lane Theatre. Jackson, p. 31; Zachs, The First John Murray 86.

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