Poems, consisting of Tales, Fables, Elegiac and Miscellaneous Pieces, Prologues,…

~ Poems, consisting of Tales, Fables, Elegiac and Miscellaneous Pieces, Prologues, Epilogues, &c. &c. By J. Robertson. The Third Edition, with alterations and additions. London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson... T. Cadell... and S. Hodgson, Newcastle. 1787.

12mo (174 × 95 mm), pp. [6], 306 (pp. 96 & 269 misnumbered 97 and 266 respectively); some spotting, offsetting to title margins from leather turn-ins; contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt panelled spine, black morocco label; upper joint cracked but cords neatly repaired.

Third edition, ‘with alterations and additions’, originally published in 1770. The work is attributed in the BL catalogue to James Robertson, comedian, of York, an attribution supported here by the poems ‘On Modern Comedies’ and ‘On Mrs. Powell’s appearing in Rosalind, at York.’ Other poems include ‘A new Hymn in imitation of Wesley’s inimitable Hymns,’ ‘Parody of Pope’s Epitaph on Sir Isaac Newton,’ and ‘On seeing a Law-Book bound in uncolour’d Calf and white Edges.’ All three editions are uncommon. This edition not in Jackson ; ESTC: BL, Bodley (4 copies), Florida State and Rice.

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