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The Deserted Village, A Poem.

The third edition.

London: W. Griffin, 1770 Stock Code: 116410
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The third edition of Goldsmith's Deserted Village, one of the great poems of the 18th century, here bound in an attractive contemporary binding alongside six other poems, including examples of the biting poetic satires of Charles Churchill and William Coombes.

Bound third, with:

i) CHURCHILL, Charles. The Ghost. London: printed for the author, 1763. Third edition, with additions.

ii) CHURCHILL, CHARLES. The Duellist. A Poem in Three Books. London: printed for G. Kearsly, 1764. Second edition.

iii) COOMBE, William. The Diaboliad, A Poem. Dedicated to the Worst Man in His Majesty's Dominions. A New Edition, with Large Additions. London: printed for G. Kearsly, 1677, i.e 1777. Later edition, published the same year as the first.

iv) COOMBE, William. The Diaboliad, A Poem. Part the Second. By the Author of Part the First. Dedicated to the Worst Woman in His Majesty's Dominions. London: printed for J. Bew, 1778. First edition.

v) COOMBE, William. The First of April: or, the Triumphs of Folly: A Poem. Dedicated to a Celebrated Duchess. London: printed for J. Bew, 1778. First edition, one of two states without known priority.

vi) COOMBE, William. The Justification: A Poem. By the Author of the Diaboliad. London: Printed for the author, 1777. First edition.

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7 works bound in 1 volume (see below), quarto (262 x 203 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, red morocco label lettered in gilt to spine, marbled paper sides, vellum tips.


Contemporary ownership signatures on front pastedown and to most poems, slightly cropped at times, a few pencil and ink annotations to both Diaboliad parts, two poems with names of borrowers and dates of return in pen on the title page, a contemporary drawing of a face on final page of The Duelist. Tiny chip to head of spine, covers slightly abraded, some light soiling and browning to contents, some marks, occasional foxing, some pages lightly creased, a few small nicks and tears not affecting text, tiny chips to pp. 11 and 23 of The Deserted Village affecting pagination, pp. 33-4 of The Diaboliad part one repositioned after p. 12. A very good collection.


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