Poems, Chiefly Pastoral. JOHN CUNNINGHAM.

Poems, Chiefly Pastoral.

Publisher: London: Printed for the Author and Sold by J. Dodsley, et al., 1766.
Edition: First edition, second issue. The first was issued in Newcastle, with a different imprint.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 649.
Condition: Very good copy.
Book ID: 23949


8vo, contemporary calf rebacked, original red leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Frontispiece and 12-page list of subscribers.


The first collection of poetry by the actor and poet John Cunningham (1729-1773), dedicated to David Garrick. According to the DNB, when Cunningham sent Garrick the dedication copy, Garrick "sent Cunningham the meagre sum of 2 guineas. Instead of complaining publicly, Cunningham sent the money back to London, directing that it be applied to the newly established trust for needy actors."

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