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
Biographies & Letters
Burnet, Gilbert; Robert Parsons and Samuel Johnson, Some Passages in the Life and Death of John Earl of Rochester. With a Sermon Preached at the Funeral of the said Earl, By the Rev. Robert Parsons. To this edition is prefixed an Account of the Life and Writings of the Earl of Rochester, by Dr. Samuel Johnson., W. Lowndes, 1787