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LAYARD, Charles Peter (1745--1803)
Charity: a poetical essay. By Charles Peter Layard, A.M. Fellow of St. John's College.
Cambridge printed by J. Archdeacon printer to the university; and sold by J. Woodyer, and R. Matthews, in Cambridge; J. Beecroft, J. Rivington, T. Cadell, J. Robson, S. Leacroft, London; and D. Prince, Oxford, 1773.
[4], 19, [1] p. ; 25.0 cm. (4°)

The Seatonian prize-poem for 1773 (endowed to the university by Mr Seaton of Kislingbury in 1738). The London edition of 1774 was published anonymously. Soane's copies of Græcæ sententiæ, 1758 (q.v.) and Gerrard's Siglarium Romanum, 1792 (q.v.) were formerly in the ownership of Dean Layard, who was Tillotson's Librarian and Dean of Bristol. ESTC t146352.

Copy Notes Cropped by the binder along the fore-edge with loss of text. Bound (5) in a collection of poetry.

Binding C18th half sprinkled calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-tooled spine, green morocco spine label gilt-lettered 'Poems'. Later numbered '107' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4178


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