The Seasons; With his Life, an Index and Glossary A Dedication to the Earl of Buchan and Notes to the Seasons By Percival Stockdale. James Thomson.
The Seasons; With his Life, an Index and Glossary A Dedication to the Earl of Buchan and Notes to the Seasons By Percival Stockdale

The Seasons; With his Life, an Index and Glossary A Dedication to the Earl of Buchan and Notes to the Seasons By Percival Stockdale

London: A. Hamilton, 1793. Hardcover. 227 pages. 25 x 15.5 cm. First Stockdale edition of Thomson's popular work. Engraved frontispiece of Thomas by Reading after Ramsey, plus four engraved plates of the Seasons. Thomson, a precursor of the Romantic movement this work, the earliest 18th century blank verse poem, challenges the earlier classical ideal of poetry with truthful and romantic treatment of rural beauties. CHEL Vol 10, p.96. "The Seasons is his most important poem. Its form was suggested by the example of Virgil's "Georgics:" Thomson expressly reminds his readers of the similarity of this themes to those of Virgil." Bound by the Monastery Hill Bindery. Contents generally clean, some minor spotting. Raised bands, spine labels gilt decorated and lettered. Three quarter burgundy crushed levant, marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers. Teg. Fine. Item #22419

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