The Works of the Most Celebrated Minor Poets . . . Never Before Collected and Published Together. In Two Volumes. [With:] Cogan, Francis, editor. A Supplement to the Works of the Most Celebrated Minor Poets . . .
Place and Imprint: London: Printed for F. Cogan, 1749 [&] 1750.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T79268; Teerink 81 (Supplement); Case, English Poetical Miscellanies, 467; NCBEL II, 472, 476, 483, etc.
Condition: Binding a rubbed, but sound; some foxing and smudges in the text; very good copy.
Book ID: 27309
Physical Description3 vols in 2, 8vo, contemporary brown calf, gilt rules, decorations and lettering.
CommentsThree volumes, complete, of an important English poetical miscellany which the editor and publisher Francis Cogan assembled for the cause of preserving what he feared were works that would be lost to the "low and declining state" of poetry. Included are the Earls of Dorset, Halifax and Roscommon, Samuel Garth, Thomas Tickell, Ambrose Phillips, Thomas Sprat, and what are stated to be uncollected pieces by John Sucking, Matthew Prior, Thomas Ottway, and Jonathan Swift (a few of which Teerink suggests may be doubtful).
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