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Collection of Twenty Volumes from the British Poets Series [from the library of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge]
Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1853-1854. First Thus. Hardcover. Contents as follows: 1. The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler. 1853. Two volumes. 2. The Poetical Works of William Cowper. 1853. Three volumes. 3. The Poetical Works of John Dryden. 1854. Five volumes. 4. The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith. Edited, with a life, by Rev. John Mitford. 1853. One volume. 5. The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray. Edited, with a life, by Rev. John Mitford. 1853. One volume. 6. The Poetical Works of John Milton. With a life, by Rev. John Mitford. 1853. Three volumes. 7. The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by Rev. Alexander Dyce. 1853. Three volumes. 8. The Poetical Works of James Thomson. 1854. Two volumes. 12mo (17.75cm.); twenty volumes; uniformly bound in original publisher's blue cloth, printed paper spine labels; engraved portrait frontispieces. Spine crowns uniformly chipped and worn, spines additionally toned and labels rather browned with some effacement of text. Still, a Near Very Good set, interiors near fine save some minor foxing to preliminaries. Later 19th-century armorial ownership bookplates of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge to front pastedowns. Coolidge was the great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and the last American plenipotentiary to France, appointed by President Harrison in 1892.
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