London: W. Suttaby , and B. Crosby, 1806. Chas. Heath, and F. Engleheart. Imperial Edition. Leather. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Very Good. Item #002230
Two volumes in One. 1st editions, thus. A Very Good copy. 16mo.(4 5/8"), [Vol.1] 94, (2); [Vol.2] 64 pp., eavh volume illustrated with an engraved frontispiece. Bound in half calf with comb marbled paper over boards. Title label on spine. Comb marbled end papers. Light wear to the tips. Previous owner's graceful signature, in an old hand. Expertly rebacked in new matching calf. Frontispieces and title pages very lightly toned, else internally clean and bright. A handsome, Very Good or better copy. **** OCLC locates no copies of part one of this publisher's work at this publication date. The second part, Johnson's Poems, is found in 10 institutions in North America.*** William Collins (1721-59) was an English poet. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray, he was an important poet of the middle of the 18th century. His lyrical odes mark a turn away from the Augustan poetry of Pope's generation and toward the Romantic era. Dr. Johnson authored the Life of the Author in the beginning of part one.