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Eighteenth-century verse and drama, and other works LARGE COLLECTION OF WORKS IN 23 VOLUMES: Carmichael, [Rebekah]. Poems. Edinburgh: for the author, 1790--Linnecar, Richard. The Miscellaneous Works. Leeds: Thomas Wright 1789--[Nicolls, Thomas.] Shenstone...a poem. For the author, 1776--[Irwin, Eyles.] Eastern eclogues; written during a tour through Arabia, Egypt, and other Parts of Asia and Africa... For J. Dodsley, 1780--[Haweis, Thomas.] Ruth. A Sacred Oratorio. The Fourth Edition. For the benefit of the Lock-Hospital, 1776--Gay, John. The Beggar's Opera... For Jacob and Richard Tonson, 1761, engraved music-- Miniature pictures... Newly adapted to the most fashionable and public characters, of both sexes, now living [extracts from The Beggar's Opera] For M. Smith 1781--More, Hannah. Florie: a tale...For T. Cadell, 1786--Courtenay, John. A Poetical Review of the Literary and Moral Character of the late Samuel Johnson... For Charles Dilly, 1786--Pindar, Peter. Bozzy and Piozzi, or, the British biographers, a town eclogue...fourth edition. G. Kearsley and W. Forster, 1786, engraved plate--Potter, Robert. An inquiry into some passages in Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the poets: particularly his observations on lyric poetry, and the odes of Gray. J. Dodsley, 1783, plate--Taylor, John. A Letter to Samuel Johnson...on the subject of a Future State. For T. Cadell, 1787--Don, a poem. 1742 [Foxon D394, ONLY THREE COPIES LISTED BY ESTC]--Caledonia. A Poem. T. Cadell, 1788; and many other works, including Bills of suspension brought by Sir William Forbes, reports on the proposed canal from the river Forth to the river Clyde (with engraved plan), "State of the Nation" pamphlets (relating to trade and finance), other works of verse and drama with authors including Alexander Pope Peter Pindar (a number, including serveral addressed to or about Boswell and Dr Johnson), Andrew Erskine, William Hayley, Christian Carstairs, Charles Churchill, R. Ferguson, William Richardson Colvill, Thomas Warton, Rochester, some anthologies and some derived from Shakespeare; some with autograph presentations to Sir William Forbes (e.g. John Tait's The land of liberty, an allegorical poem, in the manner of Spenser. In two cantos. Dedicated to the People of Great Britain...1775), a number with Edinburgh imprints; also catalogues (including one of works by Wedgwood and Bentley); together with reports from the Scottish Parliament and works on the Constitution as well as miscellaneous subjects such as Freemasonry, and the draining of bogs, some with plates, some with the ownership signatures of Sir William Forbes; chiefly 4to and 8vo

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations
Date of the auction: 13 Dec 2016
Address: Sotheby's