A complete set of the five Seatonian Prize Poems won by Christopher Smart, 1750-1756, viz: On the Eternity of the Supreme Being, A Poetical Essay; On the Immensity of the Supreme Being. A Poetical Essay; On the Omniscience of the Supreme Being, A Poetical Essay; On the Power of the Supreme Being. A Poetical Essay; On the Goodness of the Supreme Being. A Poetical Essay. CHRISTOPHER SMART.

A complete set of the five Seatonian Prize Poems won by Christopher Smart, 1750-1756, viz: On the Eternity of the Supreme Being, A Poetical Essay; On the Immensity of the Supreme Being. A Poetical Essay; On the Omniscience of the Supreme Being, A Poetical Essay; On the Power of the Supreme Being. A Poetical Essay; On the Goodness of the Supreme Being. A Poetical Essay.

Publisher: Cambridge: Printed by J. Bentham, 1753-56.
Edition: Third edition; second edition; second edition; first edition; first edition (respectively).
Bibliographical References: Cf. Rothschild 1865; NCBEL II, 590.
Condition: Fine, large copies. It is highly uncommon to find a complete set in such fine condition.
Book ID: 25598

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Five parts, 4to, modern gray wrappers period style, stitched.

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¶ The famous Seatonian Prize Poems, an annual award that commenced in 1750 with the bequest of clergyman Thomas Seaton (1684-1741), who dictated that the prize be awarded to the best poem in English on the supreme being. Christopher Smart, then a student at Cambridge, won the first five out of six years.

Price: $1,750.00

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