Six Pastorals: videlicet, I. The Country Lovers. II. The Contest.…

Six Pastorals: videlicet, I. The Country Lovers. II. The Contest. III. Winter. IV. Two Boyes. V. The Complaint of Daphnis. VI. The Happy Meeting. To which are added, two Pastoral Songs. By George Smith, Landschape [sic] Painter, at Chichester, in Sussex. by SMITH, George.

~ Six Pastorals: videlicet, I. The Country Lovers. II. The Contest. III. Winter. IV. Two Boyes. V. The Complaint of Daphnis. VI. The Happy Meeting. To which are added, two Pastoral Songs. By George Smith, Landschape [sic] Painter, at Chichester, in Sussex. London: Printed for J. Dodsley... 1770.

4to (263 × 205 mm), pp. [4], 47, [1], title ornament, typographical ornaments throughout; title slightly dust-stained; two additional errata to p. iv in contemporary manuscript, probably authorial; modern wrappers.

First edition, with two additional errata in manuscript, probably authorial: one correcting the unfortunate title-page misprint ‘Landschape Painter’. George Smith (1713-1776) was indeed a landscape painter, one of three Chichester-born brothers who pursued the same calling. George’s landscapes were inspired by his study of Claude and Poussin and were much admired by his contemporaries. They were frequently engraved.

This, his only poetical publication, appeared in the same year as A Collection of fifty-three Prints issued by Boydell, which included prints by both George and his brother John. Jackson, p. 4.

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