Lot 135 of 366:
First authorized printed appearance of "Elegy in a Country Churchyard"  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$156
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$200 - $300

Title:
Poems by Mr. Gray

Author:
(Gray, Thomas)

Place:
London

Publisher:
J. Dodsley

Date:
1768

Description:

121 pp. (8vo), contemporary polished calf tooled in gilt. First Edition, Second Issue.

The first London edition and first authorized printing of Gray's famous "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard."

Includes: Ode on the Spring, Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Ode on a Diftant Profpect of Eton College, Ode to Adversity, The Progress of Poetry. A Pindaric Ode, The Bard. A Pindaric Ode; The Fatal Sisters. An Ode, The Descent of Odin, An Ode, The Triumphs of Owen. A Fragment, Elergy written in a Country Churchyard.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Boards detached; some offsetting and foxing; overall poor.


 
Item number:
309044
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