The chace. A poem.: Somerville (a.k.a. Somervile), William. The chace. A poem.: Somerville (a.k.a. Somervile), William.

The chace. A poem.

Somerville (a.k.a. Somervile), William.

Published by Printed for G. Hawkins, & sold by T. Cooper, London, 1735
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Somerville (1675?1742) was a country squire whose considerable landholding enabled him to pursue his two favorite pastimes of hunting and writing poetry while serving occasionally as a magistrate. His "major poem was The Chace, published in 1735 and dedicated to Frederick, prince of Wales. In four books of blank verse he conveyed the excitement and dangers of the chase as well as its place in history" (ODNB). This is the third edition, printed by William Bowyer for Hawkins, in an edition of 1500 copies, attesting to the poem's great popularity. A fourth edition followed in the same year and it continued to be printed in the 18th century with an edition appearing as late as 1800, and yet others in the 19th century! Small 8vo (20.5 cm; 8"). [10] ff., 131 pp. Foxon, English verse, 1701?1750, S564; ESTC T30392. Modern boards covered in a brown stone-pattern marbled paper. Clean and not close-trimmed; very good. Bookseller Inventory # 32765

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Title: The chace. A poem.

Publisher: Printed for G. Hawkins, & sold by T. Cooper, London

Publication Date: 1735

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