PERCY, Bishop Thomas.
Title Reliques Of Ancient English Poetry : consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, songs & other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of later date. The Fifth Edition.
Book Condition Sean Jennett Copy.* 5th Edition, 3 Vols, contemporary calf attractively decorated in gilt. Bound without half-titles, Vol 3 upper hinge tender, bindings lightly scuffed, but an excellent mellow copy.
Publisher Rivington, Longman &c 1812.
Seller ID 8980
Profoundly important ground-breaking collection of early English Poetry : produced with the assistance of Johnson, Shenstone, Garrick, Goldsmith &c : and of enormous influence on Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Scott and many other Romantic poets. *** Originally published 1765 : this is the first 19thC Edition. Endpapers with an attractive 19thC armorial bookplate of a dragon's head holding a severed bleeding hand : and with 20thC calligraphic-style woodcut booklabel of Sean Jennett, the important historian of printing and book production.
ANCIENT ENGLISH POETRY SEAN JENNETT OF JOHNSON, SHENSTONE, GARRICK, GOLDSMITH BLAKE, COLERIDGE, WORDSWORTH, SCOTT ROMANTIC