Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1828.
Seventh edition. (2), 394pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The first volume of this free verse poem in a handsome binding. Full tan calf, blind and gilt paneled on the front and reverse; gilt paneled on the spine with a black label onlay, gilt rolled turn-ins, Turkish marbled endpapers. Marbled edges. Some foxing. Fine. Item #318648
Pollok (1798 - 1827) was a Scottish author, and this is his one book of poetry, an ambitious Miltonic epic of the doom of mankind; it was first issued in 1827. Pollok’s brooding apocalypse was clearly a hit, for numerous subsquent editions appeared as well.
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