The Deserted Village, A Poem.

London: Printed for W. Griffin, 1770.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

First edition. Title page with engraved vignette. [viii], 24pp. 1 vols. 4to. Full brown morocco gilt by Rivière. Half-title with neat repairs, small stains, other expert paper restoration throughout; overall a very handsome copy, in a quarter morocco slipcase with chemise. Rothschild 1032; Iolo Williams, p. 147; Hayward 185 (2).

Item #37005

The quarto edition is now believed to be the true first, preceding the several unauthorized duodecimo printings, demonstrated to have been later piracies by William B. Todd (v. Rothschild 1032 'Notes' and Studies in Bibliography, vi, 1953).