The Poetical Works... by WOTY, William.

The Poetical Works... by WOTY, William.
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~ The Poetical Works... London: Printed by G. Scott, for W. Flexney... 1770.

2 vols, 8vo (182 × 108 mm), pp. [16], xi, [1], 159, [1]; [4], 175, [1]; contemporary calf, gilt panelled spines, red morocco labels (but wanting both numbering pieces); rubbed, spines slightly chipped at head and tail; Esher bookplates; a good copy.

First edition. Johnson and Garrick are amongst the subscribers listed. Published while Woty was secretary to Washington, Earl Ferrers and dedicated to him. ‘Much of Woty’s verse is satirical, although his collections include works in such traditional forms as the ode, epistle, and elegy (Oxford DNB). Jackson, p. 4; Eddy & Fleeman, ‘Preliminary handlist of books to which Dr. Johnson subscribed’, PBSA, vol. 46 (1993), 68.

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