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BARBAULD, Anna Letitia (1743--1825)
Poems.
London: printed for Joseph Johnson, 1773.
vi, 138 p. ; 22.8 cm. (4°)

Anonymous. By Anna Laetitia Barbauld, née Aikin. Dedication signed: 'Anna Lætitia Aikin'. The author was an essayist and poet from Leicestershire now chiefly remembered as a writer for children; her poetry was praised by Wordsworth and she is portrayed in Richard Samuel's painting 'Portraits in the Characters of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo' (1778) now at the National Portrait Gallery. In this edition the first line of text on p. vi begins 'Ovid to his Wife.' and there are errata at the foot of the page; another edition also in 1773 (ESTC n482895) has the first line beginning 'Delia, an Elegy.' and a further 1773 edition (ESTC t74944) is a resetting with the errata corrected and a cancel leaf H3. ESTC t236.

Copy Notes Bound (3) with Elegy on the death of Lord Richard Cavendish, 1773 (q.v.) and the 5th Earl of Carlisle's Poems, 1781 (q.v.). Inscribed in pencil on title-page 2/-. Front paste-down inscribed in pencil This Volume contains/ Poems by the Earl of Carlisle/ and/ Poems by A.E. Aiken with the name, address and date in ink (partly obscured by Soane's die-sinker bookplate) R. Wiltshire/ 31 Hatton Garden 1797.

Binding C18th mottled calf, red spine-label lettered 'Poems'. Later numbered '92' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4001


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