COWPER (William) Poems and The

l'anno, 1527, TH
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FIRST EDITION, good copies, £4 18s


COWPER (William) Poems by William
Cowper, of the Inner Temple, Esq., 1782,
The Task, a poem in 6 books by William
Cowper, to which are added by the same
Author an epistle to Joseph Hill, Esq., Tir-
ocinium, or a Review of Schools, and the
History of John Gilpin, 1785, both vols FIRST
EDITIONS, 2 vols, 8vo, original leather bind-
ing, but 2-8ths of an inch cut off top of each
title, £2 175 6d

Johnson, 1782-5
A copy recently sold for £11.
,121 COWPER (William) POEMS. J. Johnson, 1782.—THE TASK,'a Poem
in Six Books, to which are added, by the same Author, An Epistle to Joseph
Hill Esq.; Tirocinium, or a Review of Schools; AND THE HISTORY OF
JOHN GILPIN, etc. Ib., 1785. FIRST EDITIONS of both volumes, 2 vols,
8vo, old half calf, FINE COPY, £12 12 puk or a3

Of a most depressed and morbid tone,

every effort was made to suppress it on
• Cowper (William) Poems; Lond., 1782-Dittra

in Sis Books, with an Epistle to Joseph Hill; Tirocinium, or454
History of John Gilpin, Lond., 1785; FIRST EDITION of
calf, Lond., 7. Johnson, 1782-85 107

Fine copies, with the rare half-title to
163 Poems, 2 vols, small 8vo,

calf, £10 set g: 'S 1782-5

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rooms of Messrs.
Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge, Wellington-street,
Strand, a large sale of books and manuscripts is now in
progress, the collection consisting of works from various
libraries. The first portion, formerly belonging to the
late Mr. Robert Charles May, included a series of the
original editions of Dickens and “ Dickensiana,"
uniformly bound in calf--nearly forty volumes. These
were offered as one lot under a conditional reserve
price, namely, the sum paid by Mr. May, 1101. ; but
on this occasion they reached 1621. Other interesting
lots were the English Dance of Death, from the
desigus of Thomas Rowlandson, with metrical illustra.
tions, by the author of “ Doctor Syntax," 2 vols.,
original edition and unique copy; and Dance of Life
with coloured plates- 307. ; Ruskin's Modern Painters
5 vols., first edition of Vols. IlI., IV., aud V.-211. ;
D. Roberts's Holy Land, Syria, Arabia, Egypt, and
Nubia, with descriptions by Dr. Croly and W. Brockedon,
with 250 plates-531. ; a rare copy of Bewick's Birds,
in green morocco,, 451. ; Byron's Hours of Idleness,
first edition, 101. 55. ; Odes, by William Collins, 1747,
first edition, 101. 12s.6d. ; Cowper's Poems, tirst edition
(published by J. Johnson, 1782), of which it is believed
only three or four copies exist; 101. 55. ; Le Temp
de Guide of Montesquieu,

the text engraved throug
out by Drouet, with brilliant impressions of the
gravings by Le Mire, after desigus by Eisen, Pa
1772, rare state, 221. 10s. ; Les Metamorph
d'Ovide, first edition, 271. 10s. Daily

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