ODES BY MR. GRAY, bound with THE FLEECE, bound with EPISTLES TO THE GR
by GRAY, Thomas, John Dyer, John Cooper, and Robert G.
Dyer, John. (STRAWBERRY HILL PRESS) GRAY, Thomas, John Dyer, John Cooper, and Robert G. ODES BY MR. GRAY, bound with THE FLEECE, bound with EPISTLES TO THE GREAT, FR ARISTIPPUS IN RETIREMENT, bound with THE DAY OF JUDGMENT: A POETICAL ESSAY. F works bound in one volume. (London): Strawberry Hill, 1757; London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1757; and Cambridge: J. Bentham, 1758. 4to. Later pebble cloth. 21 pages; (iv), 156 pag 48 pages; and 16 pages. First and third editions. A composite of English eighteenth century poetry with an association to an English general who served as royal governor of New York before the Revolutio Robert Monckton. He served in the British army in America where he distinguished himself during the French and Indian War and was with General W at the Battle of Quebec. He was also the British officer in charge of the deportation of the French citizens of French Arcadia in Canada to Louisiana during the war, and was appointed governor of New York in 1762 until 1765, bu returned to Britain in 1763 never to return to America. His signature is on front blank leaf of the first work, Gray's Odes. Gray's poem was printed at Strawberry Hill and is the first edition, first printing of the work with the "Ilissus" at 8:17 and a comma after "Swarm" at 16:19 -- the first work publis at Walpole's press in 1757. The next two poems were printed in London by R. J. Dodsley in the same year, and the last one at Cambridge by Bentham in 1758 The last work, Glynn's Day of Judgment, was the Seatonian Prize poem for 1757 Glynn was a noted physician who attended on Thomas Gray in his final illness. Later bookplate, very good. (Inventory #: 39608)