Poems. by LEWES, John Lee.

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~ Poems. Liverpool: James Smith... and sold by the principal booksellers; also in London by Messrs. Longman, Furst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811.

8vo (205 × 120 mm), pp. xvi, 232, plus wood engraved frontispiece. Staining to gutter and margins of a few leaves after p. 180. Contemporary black half calf. Rebacked preserving original spine (with old paper label).

Sole edition of verse by a Liverpool poet, the son of actor Charles Lee Lewes. The poems are on contemporary patriotic themes (Nelson and Napoleon are frequent subjects) and some are in Irish and Scottish mode. Among the latter, the long poem Wallace (with notes) occupies the final 50 pages, and is the subject of the unsigned wood engraved frontispiece. Johnson 533; not in Jackson.

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