CLARE, John.

The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems.

Published: London: Taylor and Hessey..., and E. Drury,

Date: 1821

First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. xxviii, 216; (iii-viii), 211, (1) pp., bound without the half title and 4 pages of the publisher’s catalogue in volume II. Late twentieth century quarter speckled calf over marbled boards, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panel and numbered to another. Frontispiece portrait of the poet, engraved by Scriven after the famous portrait by William Hilton. A mild bruise to the head of the spine of volume II, a little foxing to the front and rear of both volumes, a very good set.


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