The Seasons. Subscribers edition.

By: Thomson, James

Price: £950.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage for international orders.; Contemporary calf boards; faintly marbled; somewhat worn; corners rubbed. Binding very intact. Backstrip a little worn: 5 raised bands, 6 compartments -- gilt title + decoration dulled, but still very visible. Bookplate + a number of ownership marks on front pastedown and front endpaper. Occasional unobtrusive wormtacks on front foredges, well away from text. pp occasionally spotted, but in general remarkably clean and supple. Original etching on title page; five full plates by William Kent (one for each Season, and Isaac Newton). This edition contains the first appearances of Autumn (the other Seasons had appeared separately, earlier), as well as A Poem Sacred to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton (obit 1726). NOT included are Britannia and "A paraphrase on the latter part of the sixth chapter of St. Matthew", which appeared in LATER editions. The impressive list of subscribers includes Queen Caroline, Sir Robert Walpole, Horace Walpole, Alexander Pope (3 copies), and most of the landed aristocracy of the Kingdom. ; 4to (9" x 11"); 252 pages

Title: The Seasons. Subscribers edition.

Author Name: Thomson, James

Categories: Poetry,

Edition: Subscribers

Publisher: London, 1730 (M.DCC.XXX)

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 40445

Keywords: english poetry first edition blank verse,