Publisher: Glasgow: Printed by Andrew Foulis, 1787.
Edition: First Foulis Press edition in folio, preceded by editions in smaller format.
Bibliographical References: Gaskell, Foulis Press, 683; Rothschild 661; ESTC T114636.
Condition: Edges rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 21624
DescriptionFolio, contemporary calf recently rebacked, gilt rules and lettering. With half-title and list of subscribers, i.e.: "Names of Persons by whose encouragement this Edition has been printed."
CommentsA handsome Foulis Press edition of the poetry of William Collins (1721-1759) preceded by a brief life. Collins was a highly regarded English pre-Romantic poet, and remarkable in that he earned such acclaim, yet published so little - twenty poems in all – during his brief life. See the ODNB.