The Seasons; Adorned With A Set Of Engravings, From Original Designs. To Which Is Prefixed An Essay O The Character Of The Poem by J. Aikin, M.D. James Thomson.
The Seasons; Adorned With A Set Of Engravings, From Original Designs. To Which Is Prefixed An Essay O The Character Of The Poem by J. Aikin, M.D.
The Seasons; Adorned With A Set Of Engravings, From Original Designs. To Which Is Prefixed An Essay O The Character Of The Poem by J. Aikin, M.D.

The Seasons; Adorned With A Set Of Engravings, From Original Designs. To Which Is Prefixed An Essay O The Character Of The Poem by J. Aikin, M.D.

London: J. Murray, 1794. New Edition. leather_bound. [xlv] 256 pages. 20 x 13 cm. Fore-edge painting of Maidstone. Five full page color stipple engravings. 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." Owner inscription dated 1798 verso of front free endpaper, spine slightly darkened. Full red morocco, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles. Aeg. Near fine. Item #22603

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