Early edition of John Clare

John Clare  Title page of 3rd edition of Poems

Book Author: 

Clare, John

Book Title: 

Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery.

London, Taylor and Hessey: Stamford, E. Drury, 1820

3rd edition. 12mo. (16.5x10cm), viii + xxiv + 220 pages (but see note on collation below). The half title page present in this copy. Generally a very crisp, clean copy, with slight creasing (in particular a few corners turned down) and very occasional light brown marks (one small one on the title page). The top edge of the book rather darkened when closed.

Collates a4, b12, B-G12, H6, I-K12, L2. The pagination jumps from 152 on verso of H4, followed by an internal title page on H5, to [167] recto H6, but the text is complete.

The binding missing, although the stitching solid, with only the free endpapers remaining.

AHR 1F46