Late Eighteenth Century Poetry]. 1. JERNINGHAM, Mr. [Edward]. The Ancient English Wake. A Poem. London: Printed by William Richardson... for James Robson, 1779. (iii-vii), 6-21, (1) pp., bound without the half title. [bound with] 2. [ROGERS, Samuel]. An Epistle to a Friend, with Other Poems... London: Printed by R. Noble for T. Cadell, 1796. 45, (1) pp. 3. [MAURICE, Thomas]. The Crisis, or the British Muse to the British Minister and Nation. London: Printed for the author, and sold by R. Faulder, 1798. 32 pp., bound without the half title. 4. SOTHEBY, W. Poems: Consisting of a Tour Through Parts of North and South Wales, Sonnets, Odes, and An Epistle to a Friend on Physiognomy. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell and sold by R. Faulder, London and T. Baker, Southampton, 1790. (iii-viii), 5-93 pp., bound without the half title and possibly a rear blank. 5. SMITH, Charlotte. Elegiac Sonnets. London : Printed for J. Dodsley, H. Gardner, and J. Bew, . Third edition, "with twenty additional sonnets". (iv), vi, (ii), 44 pp. 6. RICHARD, George. The Aboriginal Britons, a Prize Poem, Spoken in the Theatre at Oxford, July VIII MDCCXCI. Oxford: Sold by D. Prince and J. Cooke; and J.F. and C. Rivington, London, 1791. Second edition. 24 pp. 7. [MAURICE, Thomas]. An Elegiac and Historical Poem, Sacred to the Memory and Virtues of the Honourable Sir William Jones. Containing a Retrospective Survey of the Progress of Science, and the Mohammedan Conquests in Asia. London: Printed for the author, and sold by himself, 1795. 39, (5) pp., bound without "Proposals for publishing by subscription, .. The History of Hindostan" by the same author. 8. HAFEZ [or HAFIZ]. Ketab Laléhzar, az Divani Hafez. Select Odes, from the Persian Poet Hafez, Translated into English Verse; with Notes Critical, and Explanatory: by John Nott. London: Printed for T. Cadell... and sold by J. Payne and Sons, J. Fletcher and Messrs. Prince and Cooke, Oxford. (4), xvi ,xii, (8), 131, (1) pp.
[1790's]. Eight works bound in one volume. 4to. Mid nineteenth century pink half calf over marbled boards, the armorial bookplate of E.H. Greenly to the front pastedown with their signature or those of a family member to several of the title pages. A lovely copy. An interesting collection of poetry of the period, some more uncommon institutionally than others. The final page of Smith's "Elegiac Sonnets" is signed by the author. Item #26576