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The History of English Poetry, from the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century. To which are Prefixed Two Dissertations. I. On the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe. II. On the Introduction of Learning into England. [with] An Index to the History of English Poetry. London: Printed for Lackington, Allen and Co
London: Printed for and sold by J. Dodsley, J. Walter, T. Becket, [et al], 1806. First edition. Four volumes. 4to. Recent brown half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red and green labels, an early manuscript table listing works published by the author and his brother Joseph affixed to the front pastedown of volume I, another early long handwritten note to the verso of the title page of volume III, small discreet blindstamps of Wigan Free Public Library at intervals to the margins, else a clean set. Very good. The fourth volume, comprising 88 pages, was never completed and was only published as a fragment. Here it is bound in a separate volume along with indices to the first three volumes, an index to the Gesta Romanorum prefixed to volume III and another for the final fragment. This index section was published 25 years after the main work and has its own title page.
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