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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper. With an introductory letter to (the Right Honourable) Earl Cowper.
Chichester: printed by J. Seagrave for J. Johnson. 1803/1806/1803 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Large 4to. 1803. WITH: Poems, by William Cowper. A new edn, to which are now first added Olney Hymns, and translations from Madame Guion. 1806. ALSO WITH: Cowper, illustrated by a series of views . Vernor & Hood. 1803. Fronts vols. I-III engr. by William Blake after Romney, Lawrence & Stone respectively, one plate, also engr. by Blake, vol. III; front. port. vol. IV after Bartolozzi (scarce; no copy with the front. seen by Russell); engr. front. & 12 plates vol. V. 5 vols uniformly bound in contemp. full diced calf, gilt spines, borders & dentelles. Armorial bookplates of Thomas Hutton. A v.g. handsome copy. Hayley?s Life of Cowper: Russell 347 (vols I & II), 349 (vol. III); the Blake illustration on p.415 of vol. II is in the second state, with both vertical and horizontal shading behind the shoulder of the male figure. Hayley?s life was originally published in two volumes, the third, including Desultory Remarks on the Letters of Eminent Persons, particularly those of Pope and Cowper was added in 1804. Poems: Russell 95; ? the most complete edition of the poems so far published.? Issued as a companion to Hayley?s Life. Cowper, illustrated: Russell 372. Bound with Views in North Britain illustrative of the works of Robert Burns and Views in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Northamptonshire; illustrative of the works of Robert Bloomfield. Both with half titles and engr. plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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