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BIBLIOTHECA ANGLO-POETICA ...
Bibliotheca Anglo-poetica; or, a descriptive catalogue of a rare and rich collection of early English poetry: in the possession of Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. Illustrated by occasional extracts and remarks, critical and biographical.
London: printed by Thomas Davison for the proprietors of the collection, 1815.
viii, 481, [1] p. : wdcut frontis., illus. ; 23.5 cm. (8º)

A priced catalogue (956 entries) of a great collection of sixteenth and seventeenth century English books, still cited as a reference for early English literature. The collection had been formed by Thomas Park with additions by Thomas Hill. Park was a central figure in the revival of interest in early English literature, being a close advisor and helper to Ritson, Ellis, Brydges, etc. The advertisement is signed by the compiler: 'A. F. G.' [i.e. Acton Frederick Griffiths]. With a woodcut frontispiece (included in the preliminary pagination) and wood-engraved title-page vignette, portraits and initials. Includes an index.

Copy Notes Bought from John Britton for 10s. on 21 December 1816. (Priv. Corr.XVI.E.3:3)

Binding C19th diced calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, edges and squares, gilt-ruled spine, black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 486


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