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ONE) GAY, John. Poems on Several Occasions by John Gay, volume II (of 2). Glasgow: Foulis Press, 1770. Pp vi, 192: Contemporary signature Eliz Courtown, doodles on the contents page and verso of title page, drawing of a house on the verso of rear flyleaf TWO) BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras. Vol 1 and 2 (of 3), Glasgow: Foulis Press. 1774. Pp xvi, 227: ii, [231]-476. Contemporary signature Eliz Courtown to front pastedown of both volumes.THREE) The Works of Virgil, translated by Dryden, Vol 1. Glasgow: Foulis Press, 1775. Frontis, [ii], xxxvii, [iii], 158 (2) (ads). FOUR) SWIFT, Jonathan. POEMS, Glasgow: Foulis Press, 1774, Vol 1 (of 2). Pp [iv], 188, contemporary signature Eliz Courtown to front pastedown. FIVE) Aikenside Dr. The Pleasures of the Imagination. Glasgow: Foulis Press 1775. Pp vii [i], 103 (1). contemporary signature Eliz Courtown to front pastedown. SIX) Mason, W. Poems. Glasgow: 1774, contemporary signature Eliz Courtown to front pastedown. 12mo. Matching contemporary plain calf, somewhat rubbed, labels missing or faded, occasional toning, but clean examples overall, in good condition. A small matching group of Foulis Press book, in contemporary bindings, all signed by Elz Courtown.
Dealer Notes
Please note that only one, the Aikenside, is complete: the others are odd volumes as noted. Priced accordingly for the whole group, seven volumes in all. Elizabeth Courtown, who has signed them, was perhaps the wife of that name to James Stopford, 1st Earl of Courtown an Irish politician, who became a leading figure in Wexford, Ireland.
Author Virgil; Swift; Gay; Aikenside; Butler; Mason.
Date 1774
Binding Contemporary calf, rubbed
Publisher Galsgow: Foulis Press.
Illustrator None
Condition Good

Price: £150.00

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