The Seasons

BEWICK, THOMAS - THOMSON, J.:  [ Bognummer: 166519 ] 1st edition. London: Printed for James Wallis 1805. With title vignette and nine engravings by Bewick after designs by John Thurston. XX + 286 + [6] pp. Some leaves weakly foxed otherwise well-preserved copy on heavy paper bound with all edges gilt in nice contemporary full red leather richly gilt on spine, boards and edges and with inner ornamental goldline. The beautiful binding with patina.
"If any books issued in the interval deserve a passing mention they are Thomsons "Seasons" etc." [Austin Dobson pp. 134]. James Thomson [1700-1748] was a British poet and playwriter, known for his poems 'The Seasons' and 'The Castle of Indolence', and for the lyrics of "Rule, Britannia!". Hugo 203. Pease 115. Dobson 134.
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