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AKENSIDE, Mark (1721--1770)
The poems of Mark Akenside, M.D.
London:, prionted by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols: and sold by J. Dodsley,, 1772.
iix [i.e. xii], 402 p. ; 21.0 cm. (8º)

The first collected edition of the works of Akenside, a physician and poet from Newcastle upon Tyne, edited by his friend and patron the Right Hon. Jeremiah Dyson (see ODNB). There was also a quarto edition, with a portrait. The collection includes the first version of The pleasures of imagination, 1744 (q.v.). Page xii is misnumbered iix, 179 is '79' and 401 as '40'. Akenside served as physician to Queen Caroline, and became editor of Dodsley's magazine, The Museum. ESTC t87425.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 3s., 9 June 1804 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.4). With Boone's price and hieroglyph in pencil and an earlier bookseller's code in ink on the front free-endpaper, and library shelf-mark in pencil in the form A.1.5. on the front pastedown.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments with floral motifs, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1376

Additional Names Thomas Boone; Dyson, Jeremiah (1722--1776)

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