Publisher: London: Printed for R. Dodsley, 1753.
Edition: Second edition, with “Designs, &c.” on the half-title and the inverted "p" in place of "d" on page 26.
Bibliographical References: Hazen, Horace Walpole, 42; Rothschild 1061; Northup 178; NCBEL II, 579.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; some light foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 26307
DescriptionFolio, brown quarter contemporary calf, marbled paper boards, gilt rules. Six engraved plates and 13 vignettes by Richard Bentley.
Comments¶ A pioneering work of collaboration between poet and artist and recognized as a landmark work of its kind. The instigator behind it was Horace Walpole, who was friends with Bentley, Gray and the publisher Dodsley. The text reprints four poems by Gray and two, “A Long Story” and "Hymn to Adversity," appear here for the first time. ¶ Bookplate of American book collector Charles Walker Andrews on the front paste-down.