London: Printed for R. Dodsley and sold by M. Cooper, 1746, 1746. First edition. Foxon, page 871; Hayward 169; NCBEL II, 689. Some light browning and foxing; very good copy.. 4to, modern green half calf, marbled boards, red leather label, gilt decorations and lettering. The first collection of poetry by Joseph Warton (1722-1800), clergyman, poet, and literary critic, 14 odes preceded by the author's "advertisement" in which he states that his collection is an "attempt to bring back poetry into its right channel." The Hayward catalogue adds: "This scarce volume is one of the most interesting precursors of the Romantic Movement." (Inventory #: 27209)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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