THE NEXT LIVE BOOK FAIRS WILL BE ON SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER AT BURY ST EDMUNDS, (click here for details), HAYDOCK (click here) & SHERBORNE (click here), FOLLOWED BY THE LONDON AUTUMN FAIR ON SUNDAY 24th OCTOBER (click here)
CLICK
HERE TO SEE DETAILS OF ALL OUR FAIRS.  N.B. COVID PRECAUTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE.

THE SEPTEMBER ONLINE BOOK FAIR IS NOW OPEN!  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.

Book Description

First Edition 1737 4to. Bound in full speckled calf, rebacked, boards slightly rubbed. Binding solid. Original endpapers. Text in very good clean condition, no loose pages. Engraved vignette on title.
Dealer Notes
Interestingly this copy contains Manuscript critique notes on the poem, by Dr Wilkes, 1737. The same date as the First Edition was published. Handwritten in verse on the ffep.
“On reading this poem after I had heard it found fault with .......”

Dr Richard Wilkes (1690-1760) was a Doctor of Physic, Antiquary and Gentleman. A member of an ancient family that had been seated at Willenhall for over 300 years. His heir was the Rev. Thomas Unett, whose son was Richard Wilkes Unett (1765-1815) Captain of His Majesty’s Royal Regiment of Artillery - His impressive armorial bookplate is on the paste down.
Author Glover, Richard
Date 1737
Binding Full speckled calf
Publisher R. Dodsley
Illustrator -
Condition Very Good
Pages xvi, 335, [i] pp

Friends of the PBFA

For £10 get free access to our fairs, updates from the PBFA and more.

Join PBFA

Membership of the PBFA is open to anyone who has been trading in antiquarian and second-hand books for a minimum of two years subject to certain criteria.
Find Out More