Occasional Poems, Translations, Fables, Tales, &c. William Somervile.

Occasional Poems, Translations, Fables, Tales, &c.

London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, 1727 [1726]. First edition. 8vo, early 19th century half calf, marbled sides, black morocco label, gilt lettering, vi, 392 pages. Corners and spine somewhat rubbed; some light occasional spots of foxing; a very good copy. Item #18873

“In those blest Days of Jubilee, / When Pious Charles set England free / From Canting, and Hypocrisy; / Most graciously, to all restoring / Their antient Privilege, of Whoring.” Includes a number of Somervile’s verse fables. Per ESTC, the woodcut ornaments are from the stock of Henry Woodfall. Foxon, page 742.

Price: $350.00

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