- New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2003.
- large 8vo.
- 302, 950
- ISBN: 1584561068
- ISBN: 9781584561064
Price: $245.00 save 50% $122.50 other currencies
Order Nr. 73711
First edition, second printing. A comprehensive catalogue of the separately printed English poems of the first half of the eighteenth century. Volume 1 contains some ten thousand entries, giving full bibliographical details and information on first lines, subject and the location of copies; many of the works listed are very rare and exist only in little-known collections. The author has personally examined as many copies of each work as possible in British and American libraries and has been able to provide a great deal of important new bibliographical information. Many hitherto unknown works have been discovered, and new issues or editions, even of such well-researched authors as Swift and Pope, are identified.
Volume 2 comprises a full series of indexes of subjects and first lines, a chronological index listing the poems in their order of publication, indexes of bibliographical notabilia and descriptive epithets, and an index of printers and booksellers, which, by itself, will provide invaluable new information for libraries, antiquarian booksellers, bibliographers, and historians of printing, publishing and bookselling.