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

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Poems by Mr. Gray

(Gray, Thomas)


J. Dodsley



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

Boards detached; some offsetting and foxing; overall poor.

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