The Laws of Poetry, as Laid Down by the Duke of Buckinghamshire in his Essay on Poetry, by the Earl of Roscommon, in his Essay on Translated Verse, and by the Lord Lansdowne on Unnatural Flights in Poetry . . .

Publisher: London: Printed for W. Hinchliffe and J. Walthoe, 1721.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 1049; ESTC N10409 & T86917 (another issue).
Condition: Binding a little rubbed and worn; title-page skillfully repaired in the upper margin at an early date, to remove a signature; very good copy.
Book ID: 26995


8vo, contemporary calf, gilt rules. Title-page in red and black. Half-title present.


¶ An important work of early 18th century literary criticism and the last book by Charles Gildon (1665-1724), capping a prolific and interesting career as a versatile, talented miscellaneous writer. "Gildon maintained a standard well above the common hacks for some thirty years of copious and varied output. He was received into the company of John Dryden, William Wycherley, and Aphra Behn; John Dennis became his mentor in literary criticism" - DNB.

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