Poems of Thomas Gray, The: GRAY, Thomas Poems of Thomas Gray, The: GRAY, Thomas Poems of Thomas Gray, The: GRAY, Thomas

Poems of Thomas Gray, The

GRAY, Thomas

Published by London: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co.,, 1814, 1814
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Thomas Gray's Poems in Contemporary Blind-Stamped Plum CalfGRAY, Thomas. The Poems? With critical notes, a life of the author, and an essay on his poetry by the Rev. John Mitford. London: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co., 1814. First edition edited by John Mitford. Octavo (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 214 x 134 mm.). viii, clxxxiv, 271, [1, blank] pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece by C. Heath and J. Holl after Eckhardte and one stipple plate engraved by J. Hopwood after H. Corbould.Full contemporary blind-stamped plum calf, covers decoratively tooled in gilt, spine with three wide raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Some very light marginal foxing. A fine copy. "By 1811 John Mitford had contemplated an edition of Thomas Gray's Works, and in 1814 he edited the first accurate edition of The Poems of Thomas Gray, with Critical Notes, a Life of the Author, and an Essay on his Poetry." Thomas Gray (1716-1771) was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University. He is widely known for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, (see pp. 124-144) which was first published in 1751. Bookseller Inventory # 03476

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Title: Poems of Thomas Gray, The

Publisher: London: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co.,, 1814

Publication Date: 1814

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