The Progress of Refinement. A Poem. In three Parts... by…

The Progress of Refinement. A Poem. In three Parts... by PYE, Henry James.

~ The Progress of Refinement. A Poem. In three Parts... Oxford: at the Clarendon Press. M DCC LXXX III. Sold by D. Prince and J. Cooke. By J. Dodsley... J. F. and C. Rivington... London. T. Baker at Southampton, and J. Burdon at Winchester. [ 1783.]

4to (285 × 225 mm), pp. [4], 104; complete with the half-title; some light foxing; uncut in recent marbled wrappers.

First edition. Pye here covers the history of civilization, ancient and modern, as well contemporary manners, touching on the invention of printing, Shakespeare, Dryden, African America, newly discovered islands, European colonies, the abolition of slavery in Europe, women, and novels. Jackson, p. 103.

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