Picturesque Poetry. Consisting of Poems, Odes, and Elegies, on various…

Picturesque Poetry. Consisting of Poems, Odes, and Elegies, on various Subjects. By the Rev. J. Teasdale, Minister of the English Chapel, Dundee. by TEASDALE, J.

~ Picturesque Poetry. Consisting of Poems, Odes, and Elegies, on various Subjects. By the Rev. J. Teasdale, Minister of the English Chapel, Dundee. Newcastle: Printed for the author, and sold by G. Robinson, London; and S. Hodgson, Newcastle, 1784.

8vo (175 × 110 mm), pp. [8], 172; several contemporary manuscript corrections, perhaps authorial or editorial; contemporary sheep, gilt, spine quite worn, with some loss; joints cracked but cords intact.

Sole edition, privately printed in Newcastle and very scarce. It includes, ‘Peace. An Ode written during the American War.’ The English Review was enthusiastic: ‘The merit of these poems is much above the common’, while he Monthly Review was tactful: ‘We cannot praise this poetry, and we are unwilling to condemn it, because the book is published for the benefit of the Author’s widow and children. We would therefore recommend it to the benevolent Reader to buy, read, and judge for himself. It may be three shillings well laid out.’ Not in Aubin, Jackson or Johnson. ESTC: A.K. Bell Library (Perth), BL, Newcastle Lit. and Phil., Newcastle Central, NLS, Bodley, Yale and Otago.

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