Cowper's Poems Illustrated (1798)

Cowper, William; Newton, John (Preface)

Poems By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq.

Published: J. Johnson

Date: 1798

Two volumes complete - Volume One - x, [2], 224pp and Volume Two - iv, [4], 335pp, [1]. Later full polished calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, title label to second panel, volume label to third, remaining panels gilt with volute corner pieces and central lozenge shaped floral spray, covers with double fillet border, roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, small tear to title of volume one, small ink stamp of Selborne Library to reverse of title pages and once to bottom margin of text, a few pages lightly browned, with one or two minor marks to margins and one or two small spots of foxing, some light off setting from plates, otherwise quite bright and clean. Previous owner's small book label to reverse of marbled endpaper (Marion Walker). With ten attractive hand-coloured plates by Stothard, four in volume one and six in volume two. Without half-titles as issued, with the advertisement leaf. The first illustrated edition of Cowper Poems, "more presentable than previous editions and printed on better paper, some copies were issued with ten pleasing plates after Stothard" (Russell)

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