A practical improvement of the divine counsel and conduct, attempted in a sermon, occasioned by the decease of William Cowper Esq; preached at Olney, 18 May 1800.

Greatheed, Samuel.

Published by J. Wakefield [1800], Newport-Pagnel, 1800
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First edition. A dissenting minister and founding member of the Eclectic Review, the Rev. Samuel Greatheed was a close friend of Cowper's; this memorial piece includes affecting descriptions of the poet's mental illness. This is the first issue of the first edition, with "sermon" in solid type on the title-page and a semi-colon after Wakefield in the imprint. => ESTC lists no publication prior to this occurring in Newport-Pagnel. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.9"). [4], 47, [1] pp. ESTC T44132; NCBEL, II, 598. Uncut copy and stitched as issued. Title-page with rubber-stamped numeral and internal tear touching the first line of title without loss; first and last pages dust-soiled, fore-edges chipped and slightly ragged. Not pristine, but a desirable example of this uncommon piece in its original state. Bookseller Inventory # 29490

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Title: A practical improvement of the divine ...

Publisher: J. Wakefield [1800], Newport-Pagnel

Publication Date: 1800

Edition: 1st Edition

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