The Works of Thomas Gray, with Memoirs of His Life and Writings, to which are subjoined Extracts Philological, Poetical, and Critical from the Author's Original Manuscripts, in Two Volumes [Large Paper Edition]. Thomas Gray, William Mason, Thomas James Mathias.
The Works of Thomas Gray, with Memoirs of His Life and Writings, to which are subjoined Extracts Philological, Poetical, and Critical from the Author's Original Manuscripts, in Two Volumes [Large Paper Edition]

The Works of Thomas Gray, with Memoirs of His Life and Writings, to which are subjoined Extracts Philological, Poetical, and Critical from the Author's Original Manuscripts, in Two Volumes [Large Paper Edition]

London: William Bulmer and Co. / Shakspeare Press for John Porter in Pall-Mall Bookseller to Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte, 1814. Full-Leather. Good / No Jacket. Item #2264589

Large paper edition. Boards rubbed with some surface tears to leather, ink gift note on front flyleaf ('George Frederick James his father Frederick Dimsdale LL.D, judge of county courts. a present on his birth-day January 29th 1863.'), owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume.

[xiv], 581, [5]; vii, [1], 634, [4] pp. Folio. Full black morocco, gilt titles, decorations and dentelles on turn-ins, all edges gilt. A collection of Gray's verse and other writings, including his most well-known poem, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, which was originally written in 1751. This edition is notable for the facsimiles of manuscript material, engraved frontispieces in each volume, and Gray's thoughts on the philosophical writings of Plato.

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