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Poems Written Chiefly in Retirement. The - THELWALL, John - 1801. 
Hereford: Printed by W.H. Parker; sold by R. Phillips ... (of London), &c. 1801 Half title, engr. & tinted front. ("Cerrig-Enion") after Sutherland; 2-inch tear in lower margin of G2, without loss, neatly repaired; small hole torn though outer margin of leaves z3, z4, Aa1 & Aa2 (pp181-186) without affecting text. Contemp. half calf, spine with raised gilt bands, maroon morocco label; a little rubbed, but overall a good-plus copy.Two editions appeared in 1801, one with a London imprint, and the other a Hereford imprint, though both appear to have been printed in Hereford. OCLC designates the London edition as the First Edition, while the Hereford edition is designated the Second Edition. The prefatory memoir occupies xlviii pages, and 'The Fairy of the Lake' 92pp. The 'Effusions' consist of 34 poems, written between 1785 and 1800. As with all of Thelwall's works, this is a scarce title. From the library of Michael Foot, with his signature in pencil on leading f.e.p., and with the booklabel of Isaac Foot.
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