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The Seasons, A Hymn [With] a Poem to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton [With] Britannia, a Poem

By Mr Thomson

1730

J Millan : London

8" by 5"

311pp; 15pp; 20pp

 

 

 

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An early and uncommon collected edition of James Thomson's four poem cycle 'The Seasons' with his poem to the memory of Sir Isaac Newton and his 'Britannia'.

Being the ESTC citation number N21182. Issued the same year as the first (quarto) edition of 'The Seasons' as a completed poem cycle. This is possibly the first collected edition of these poems. With a half-title to 'The Seasons'. 'Newton' and 'Britannia' do not have their own title pages. 'The Seasons' is a cycle of four poems by seventeenth century author, James Thomson. It was extremely influential and inspired the likes of Joseph Haydn, Thomas Gainsborough and many more individuals. The second poem to this collection, 'A Poem to the Memory..' was first published in 1727. Written in memory of the recently passed Isaac Newton, this poem was written during a period where Thomson was still finishing 'The Seasons'. 'Britannia' is not to be confused with Thomson's poem and lyrics of 'Rule Britannia' which formed the basis of the patriotic song of the same name.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Rebacked with the original boards preserved. Externally, generally smart with heavy rubbing to the extremities and several marks to boards. Hinges are strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Scattered spots to pages, heavier to the first few pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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