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Poetry. Anthology.) THE BEAUTIES OF THE POETS.
Or, a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry from the most eminent Authors.
Printed by William Pine, 1773. complete with half-title, pp. xxiv, 312, 12mo, contemporary half calf, gilt ruled compartments on spine, 'POETS' within an octagonal frame, a bit worn at extremities, upper joint cracked, cords holding. A very rare anthology, religious, as per the title, ranging from Milton to the present (Goldsmith, The Deserted Village, first published 1770). Oxford (Regent's Park), Rylands, and Johns Hopkins only in ESTC. 'William Pine holds an important place in the history of Bristol printing because of the excellent quality of his work. He was the printer of the Bristol Gazette from 1767, and in 1774 he produced a Bible in pearl type, then the smallest size made. He also printed the first published history of Bristol, William Barrett's History and Antiquities of the City of Bristol, 1789, a handsome quarto of over seven hundred pages with many folding plates.' (Woolrich, Printing in Bristol). Pine was a type-founder as well as a printer, and The Business of News in England, 1760–1820, lists among his sidelines, bookbinding. He is not listed as such by Ramsden; no doubt there was a bindery attached to his shop. (ESTC T189227)
Verkäufer: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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