8vo. , 136pp. Illustrated with engraved plates throughout. Contemporary, full speckled leather. Double ruled gilt edges on front and back boards, spine with six gilt compartments and gilt title. Marbled boards. Considerable rubbing to the boards’ edges and spine. Cracked at front joint, though still very much holding. Contents are bright, clean and complete. A scarce early edition, in its original binding, of The Pleasures of Hope by Thomas Campbell. Written in 1799, it is a traditional 18th century survey in heroic couplets. Illustrated with engraved plates throughout. Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing specially with human affairs. This is the fifth edition, published in 1801, corrected and enlarged.
Campbell, Thomas, The Pleasures of Hope; With Other Poems, Mundell & Son; Longman & Rees; J. Wright, 1801
Butler, Samuel, Hudibras, A Poem, […], With Notes selected From Grey and other Authors; To which are prefixed, A Life of the Author, and a Preliminary Discourse on the Civil War, &c. In Two Volumes. A New Edition, Embellished with Engravings. Printed by W. Lewis for Thomas M’Lean, 1819
MARITAIN, Raissa; VAN BRUYN, Marcella (trans.); SPEAIGHT, Robert (intro.)., Trente Poemes de Raissa Maritain. Arbre Patriarche. Traduits en anglais par une Benedictine de Stanbrook. Avec une preface de Robert Speaight. Thirty Poems by Raissa Maritain. Patriarch Tree. Translated into English by a Benedictine of Stanbrook. With a preface by Robert Speaight., Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1965