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Poems
London - Printed for the author by Dryden Leach 1762 - A handsome volume of the poetical works of Robert Lloyd. First edition. Including Lloyd's popular poem, The Actor, written in 1760. With an attractive engraving illustrating one poem, and engraved headpiece to Ode to Oblivion. Robert Lloyd (17331764) was an English poet and satirist, educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B. A. in 1755 and M. A. in 1758. Lloyd was often in debt, and apparently died in Fleet Prison on December 15, 1764, shortly after the death of his lifelong friend Charles Churchill, to whose sister, Patty, he was engaged. With an extensive list of subscribers, including William Hogarth and Samuel Johnson. Condition: Rebound in a quarter calf binding with paper-covered boards. Externally, very smart with just the odd mark. Internally, generally firmly bound, if not for two detached leaves, which are present. Generally bright and clean, though with the occasional spot andmild tide marksto some pages. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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