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[Collection of poems by several hands. Supplement. 1767]
A collection of the most esteemed pieces of poetry, that have appeared for several years. With variety of originals, by the late Moses Mendez, Esq; and other contributors to Dodsley's Collection. To which this is intended as a supplement.
London: printed for Richardson and Urquhart, 1767.
[8], 320 p. ; 17.7 cm. (8º)

Robert Dodsley's influential compilation of the works of the leading poets of the day titled A collection of poems ... by several hands (q.v., 1782 ed.) was first published in three volumes in 1748, with a fourth added in 1755 and two more in 1758. It went through numerous subsequent editions with enlargements and corrections, and its popularity led to the publication of supplements such as the present collection. The Advertisement notes that the playwright and poet Moses Mendez (1690?--1758) 'was reckoned among the most agreeable poets of his time, and, perhaps, he was the only one that was ever worth one hundred thousand pounds.' (p. [iii]). ESTC t124631.

Copy Notes Bound as vol. XI of an eleven-volume set with A collection of poems in six volumes, by several hands, new ed., corrected, 1782 (q.v.) and A collection of poems in four volumes, by several hands, 1783 (q.v.).

Binding Late C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled borders, gilt-ruled spines with sunburst motif, black morocco spine-labels for title and at foot of spine the editor's name, round onlaid black labels with volume numbers, blue sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers.

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