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A Select Collection of Poems: With Notes, Biographical And Historical

Published by J. Nichols, 1780
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Eight volumes, octavos, original polished speckled calf, gilt spines, red morocco gilt title labels and numbering pieces, two numbering pieces gone, some wear and rubbing, engraved portrait preceding half title in each volume, armorial bookplate, nice. Nichols, a noted antiquarian, scholar, author, printer, and editor of such notables as Steele and Swift, was a friend of Dr. Johnson, Walpole, and their various literary circles. He also was a backer and a contributor to the Gentleman's Magazine. In this major collection, he prints much material for the first time, and states that he is not reprinting any poems from either "Dodsley's Collection, the Supplement to it by Mr. Pearch, or in the Sixty Volumes of the English Poets." Among the many poems first appearing in this collection, printed from 1780 to 1782 are a substantial number doubtless uncovered during his antiquarian research as well as his work with Dr. Johnson, Warton, Percy and Lowth, who assisted him in the collecting and editing of this collection. Nichols has prefixed biographical material for almost every poet included in this collection. Apparently this important collection rarely appears for sale; we have no record of it in the past forty years, and this is the first we have seen. First editions of all volumes, and very rare. This set will require extra postage, with the exact amount depending upon the destination. Bookseller Inventory # 0811

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Title: A Select Collection of Poems: With Notes, ...

Publisher: J. Nichols

Publication Date: 1780

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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