Title Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]
Binding Hardcover, Half Leather
Book Condition Good to Very Good
Edition First Edition, Suppressed
Size 8vo, 9.25 By 5.75 Inches
Publisher London Wm. C. Hall 1824
Seller ID 2412
xv. 822 pgs. Good+ condition hardcover, marbled boards, leather spine and corners. This is the very scarce suppressed first edition, withdrawn from distribution after copyright issues arose concerning some of the still-living poets included in this volume. Leather to spine is rubbed and chipped, edges and corners of boards rubbed, hinges and gutters tender but holding well, signatures tight, clean and unmarked but for occasional light pencil tickmarks in margins of a few sections. Light foxing to endpapers and blanks and scattered marginally throughout text. Portraits wanting. Printed by J. Whiting, Lombard Street. Paper watermarked 1817, 1820. Contents: Poets from Chaucer to the Present Time. Hazlitt's Preface is followed by A Critical List of Authors Contained in this Volume [this includes short critiques for each poet, living and dead]. Poets listed in the table of Contents: Chaucer, Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, Drayton, Samuel Daniel, Sir John Suckling, George Wither, Waller, Milton, Cowley, Marvell, Butler, Sir John Denham, Dryden, Rochester, Roscommon, Pomfret, Dorset, Philips, Halifax, Parnell, Prior, Pope, Gay, Blair, Swift, Thomson, A. Philips, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Mallet, Akenside, Young, Gray, Churchill, Goldsmith, Armstrong, Chatterton, Warton, Cowper, Samuel Rogers, Thomas Campbell, Robert Bloomfield, George Crabbe, S.T. Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Walter Scott, Charles Lamb, James Montgomery, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, Leigh Hunt, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord thurlow, John Keats, Henry Milman, William Lisle Bowles, Barry Cornwall, Robert Burns. Miscellaneous Pieces: Shakspeare (sic), John Webster, Beaumont & Fletcher, Ford, Lyly, Ben Jonson, Drummond, Marlow, Raleigh, Shirley, Lovelace, Burton, Browne, Carew, Herrick, King, Walton, Hamilton, and the anonymous author of Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament. #2412.