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CRABBE, George (1754--1832)
Poems. By the Rev. George Crabbe, LL.B. Second edition.
London: printed for J. Hatchard, bookseller to Her Majesty, 1808.
viii, [3], x--xxvii, [1], 258 p. ; 20.9 cm. (8º)

First edition 1807. Imprint on title-page verso reads 'Printed by Brettell and Co.'. Crabbe, a clergyman, was popular with his contemporaries for his descriptive writing and for the psychological realism of his characters, but with the decline of the verse tale form and the closed heroic couplet his popularity faded. Lowndes I, 545.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting half-title (?).

Binding Later C19th green half calf, scallop and rose blind roll-tooled borders, green morocco-grain cloth boards, gilt double-ruled spine with volute ornaments, two red morocco spine-labels. Bound uniformly with four other volumes of works by Crabbe (qq.v.) by George Richmond for 15s., 20 May 1853. (Curatorial Papers/Bailey/Parcel 1).

Reference Number 2005


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