Cottage Poems.Halifax: P. K. Holden, for the Author, 1811 Stock Code: 133120
First edition, sole impression, of this scarce debut collection of poems by the father of the Brontë sisters. Patrick Bronte's first published poem "Winter Evening Thoughts" had appeared in a local Shropshire newspaper in 1810. He then moved up to Yorkshire and had this collection of poems published in Halifax. Brontë would marry Maria Branwell in 1812.
Octavo bound in 4s (152 x 91 mm). Later 19th-century polished calf, spine gilt in compartments with gilt morocco title labels, gilt rolls to borders, board-edges, and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.
Some minor marks and scuffs to covers but a very attractive copy in excellent condition.
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