First Edition. Illustrated with superb engraved frontispiece, and engraved tail pieces throughout. 8vo, original polished calf of the period, the covers with double gilt fillet lines at the borders, the spine with fine glt decoated panel desings incorporating large central ornamental devices, within compartments separated by raised bands gilt tooled, red calf label gilt within raised bands of the spine. [viii], [iv], 380, [xcv] pp. A fine and very pleasing, clean, unpressed and crisp copy of this handsomely printed work. Entirely unsophisticated with some light evidence of shelving at the foot of the spine. RARE IN THIS STATE AND CONDITION. A beautifully printed work and an important posthumous collection, including many poems not previously published; the editor was John Bancks (or Banks), who has signed the dedication. The section at the end consists of commendatory verses, and translations from Tibullus and Ovid. Later in the year these sheets were re-issued as Vol. II in a two-volume collection, also entitled Miscellaneous Works; but they were first issued separately, as here, because the first volume was not yet ready. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF HIS LATE EXCELLENCY ...
Publisher: London Printed for the Editor 1740
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