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JENYNS, Soame (1704--1787)
Miscellaneous pieces, in verse and prose. The third edition.
London: printed for J. Dodsley, 1770.
[8], 452 p. ; 21.4 cm. (8°)

Anonymous. By Soame Jenyns. The first edition was printed in 1761, under the title Miscellaneous pieces, in two volumes. A collection of literary, philosophical, and political works, divided into three sections, the first containing over 30 poems, amongst them poems of architectural interest: 'To a Lady, Sent with a present of Shells and Stones designed for a Grotto' (pp. 95--97), and 'A Translation of Some Latin verses on the Camera Obscura' (pp. 132--135). The other two sections contain religious, moral and metaphysical pieces and political tracts. Engraved vignette on title-page. ESTC t101976.

Copy Notes Copy 1: C18th engraved armorial bookplate of Lord Berwick, with shelfmark in ink E 7.8 [over] 5 and lozenge-shaped library shelf-label lettered in ink 9 [over] 6 affixed to spine. Purchased at the Attingham Sale (q.v., copy 1) on 7 August 1827, lot 9 (part, with Works of Lord Lyttelton, 1776, q.v., and Sale's translation of the Koran, 1801, q.v.).
Copy 2: Inscribed in pencil on paste-down: Delapre Abbey / 1772. Edward Bouverie purchased Delapre Abbey, Northamptonshire, from Sir Charles Hardy, Governor of New York, in 1756 and died there in 1810.

Binding Copy 1: C18th tree calf, gilt-ruled and dotted spine, red and green morocco spine-labels, pink silk bookmark.
Copy 2: C18th calf, gilt-ruled spine, without spine-label. Spine lettered in ink 'S. Jenyns'.

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