Rothschild 1512; Foxon P70; Hayward 149; NCBEL II, 561
by PARNELL, THOMAS
London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1713, 1713. First edition. Rothschild 1512; Foxon P70; Hayward 149; NCBEL II, 561. Some light foxing and stains; one catchword trimmed by a binder; very good copy.. 8vo, modern brown quarter morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering. Half-title present. A 36-page poem - or verse essay - on poetical styles by Irishman Thomas Parnell (1679-1718), clergyman, poet, essayist, and member of the Scriblerus Club, a group that included Swift, Gay, Pope, and Arbuthnot. Parnell's Essay was his first book and the only substantial work published during his short lifetime. (Inventory #: 27207)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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