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.
Place and Imprint: 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
Physical DescriptionFive parts, 4to, modern gray wrappers period style, stitched.
Comments¶ 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.
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