WHITEHEAD, William. ~ Verses to the People of England. 1758 … London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley … and sold by M. Cooper … 1758.
4to (257 × 205 mm), pp. 11, ; light foxing in places; later inkstamp pagination to rectos (presumably from when in a tract volume); disbound.
First edition. Whitehead became poet laureate in 1757, and saw his role as such to ‘wake with verse the hardy deed’ (quoted in Oxford DNB): ‘Britons, rouse to deeds of Death!--- / Waste not zeal in idle breath, / Nor lose the harvest of your Swords / In a Civil War of Words!