The Shepherd's Calendar: with Village Stories, and Other Poems.

London: Published for John Taylor, Waterloo Place, 1827.

Price: $750.00

About the item

First edition. viii, 238, [2, publisher's catalogue] pp., lacking engraved frontispiece. 12mo. Later three quarter calf and linen boards, t.e.g. Half-title and final catalogue leaf repaired at gutter, some staining to title-page.

Item #302000

The first edition of the peasant poet John Clare's third volume of poetry, following the breakout success of Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (1820) and The Village Minstrel (1821): "A turning point came, however, with the publication of The Shepherd's Calendar in 1827, as it appeared after a long delay, and sold badly"