An Hymn to the Nymph of Bristol Spring... by WHITEHEAD,…

~ An Hymn to the Nymph of Bristol Spring... London: Printed for R. Dodsley... And Sold by M. Cooper... 1751.

4to (250 × 190 mm), pp. 37, [3], complete with half-title and final advert leaf; three fine engraved vignettes by Boitard; old manuscript marking ‘5’ to head of half-title; recent dark green quarter morocco; a very good copy.

First edition. In praise of the waters of the river Avon: ‘William Whitehead, poet laureate, decks Avonia’s urn with extremely classical bays, pranking up old motifs in mythological trappings and accounting for Clifton’s diamonds through an Ovidian tale’ (Aubin). Aubin, p. 174.

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