Poems on Several Occasions


Publication Date: 1718
From Joseph J. Felcone Inc., ABAA (Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.)

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PRIOR, MATTHEW. Poems on Several Occasions. London: For Jacob Tonson, and John Barber, 1718. Royal folio. [40], 506, [6] p. Engraved frontispiece, title-page vignette, head pieces, and initial letters. Extraneous engraved portrait of Prior dated 1719 neatly mounted to front flyleaf. Contemporary calf, boards with a two-line gold fillet enclosing a blind decorative roll, board edges with a gold decorative roll, spine very skillfully rebacked retaining the original label, recornered, marbled endpapers. Just the lightest occasional foxing, else a very good, lovely copy. First collected edition, large-paper copy. A gift from Edward Harley: "Mary Popham her book given me by my Uncell Edward Harley." Edward "Auditor" Harley subscribed for ten copies, and several other members of his family also subscribed. Harley was a great collector, and the Harleian manuscripts now reside in the British Library. In 1739 Mary Popham presented the book to J. Hay. Foxon 1:641. Bookseller Inventory # 14437

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Title: Poems on Several Occasions

Publication Date: 1718

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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