Select Poems . . . With a Preface [cover title].

Publisher: (Kent:) Printed at the Press of Lee Priory by Johnson and Warwick, 1814.
Edition: First edition, one of 100 copies.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL III, 1270; Lowndes volume 8, page 218.
Condition: First and final leaves slightly foxed and dust-soiled; edges a little worn; very good copy in the original state, enclosed in a half morocco clamshell box.
Book ID: 23657


4to, unbound sheets with the stitching renewed, untrimmed, 40 pages. Three inlaid wood engravings.


The first book of Brydges' poetry published at his famous private press, a collection of sixteen sonnets and four longer poems, several of which had appeared in earlier collections and novels. Brydges defends himself in the preface to the charge of egotism for publishing his own work, and recites a history of his poetic endeavors that justifies this current one. Small embossed stamp of RI. Grosvenor Bartelot F.S.A. in the margin of the dedication page and the first page of the preface.

Price: $975.00