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The Seasons By James Thomson With His Life, an Index and Glossary A Dedication to the Earl of Buchan and Notes to the Seasons by Percival Stockdale

By James Thomson; Percival Stockdale

1793

A Hamilton : London

10" by 6.5"

xxiv, [19], 227pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A beautifully bound, first Stockdale edition of James Thomson's famous poem, 'The Seasons'.

In a full tree calf binding. With a presentation inscription to the recto of front endpaper, 'Elizabeth Edmonds, my Fathers Gift 1793 and now presented to my Granddaughter Eliz Edmonds June 1855'. An engraved portrait frontispiece of Thomson, with four engraved plates for each of the seasons and numerous handsome head and tail pieces with tissue guards. The first edition of Thomson's 'The Seasons' with Stockdale's notes. 'The Seasons' was an incredibly influential poem which inspired Haydn's oratorio and works by the likes of William Kent, Richard Wilson, Thomas Gainsborough, Richard Westall and J M W Turner. Thomson is also known for penning the lyrics for 'Rule Britannia' and 'The Castle of Indolence''.

CONDITION

In a full tree calf binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear, just some minor rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Circular mark to the rear board. Gift inscription to the recto of front endpaper, dated 1793 and 1855. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the odd spot.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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