The Pleasures of Imagination; A Poem in Three Books, bound with: The Fleece: A Poem in Four Books. Mark Akenside, John Dyer.

The Pleasures of Imagination; A Poem in Three Books, bound with: The Fleece: A Poem in Four Books

London: R. Dodsley, 1744, 1757. First editions. 4to, 125; [iv], 156 pp; contemporary calf, rebacked, with spine laid down. Occasional pencil notes in margins; 19th-century owner's inscription inked to half title of first book; covers heavily rubbed with wear to hinges; front cover detached. Item #205909

First issue of Akenside, with the footnote on p. 9 and p. 20 misnumbered as 22. All half titles present. Nice engraved vignettes to each title page. Akenside's poem was his most significant work, championed by Pope who saw that it got published, albeit anonymously.

Price: $500.00

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