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BLOOMFIELD, Robert (1766--1823)
[The remains of Robert Bloomfield. Advertisement]
Bloomfield, the poet. Just published, in 2 vols. f.cap. 8vo. The remains of Robert Bloomfield (author of the Farmer's Boy, &c.), in poetry and prose. ...
[London]: [1824?].
[4] p. ; 23.0 cm. (4°)

Half-sheet, folded, final verso blank. Watermark date: 1822. In addition to being an advertisement for Joseph Weston's commemorative edition of Bloomfield's works, this leaflet is also a circular to raise a subscription for the relief of the poet's widow and family after his long illness and death in 1823 as well as a prospectus for the publication by subscription of 'Bloomfield's Songs ... to be printed in folio ... As soon as 100 copies are subscribed for ...'. A letter from Joseph Weston 'hoping the object ... will apologize for this intrusion' is printed on p. [3]. Bloomfield's reputation rests chiefly on his poem The farmer's boy, published in 1800 (1806 ed., q.v.).

Copy Notes Originally folded and sealed as a letter, addressed to John Soane Esq. / 13. Lincoln's Inn Fields, postmark dated 22 July 1824. The same hand has inserted For the exclusive benefit of his own family at the foot of the drop-head title.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 1717


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