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Gray, Thomas, 1716–1771
Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for six poems by Mr. T. Gray.
Additional Title(s):
Drawings, &c.
London : Printed for R. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, MDCCLIII [1753]
Physical Description:
[2], 35, [3] leaves, [6] leaves of plates : ill. ; 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR3500 .A1 1753+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Engravings by Charles Grignion and John Miller; after R. Bentley.
According to Hazen, there were three distinct editions dated 1753, all with identical wording on the titlepage. This is the first edition, identified by the half-title: Drawings, &c.
The poems are printed and foliated on the recto only. The 'Explanation of the prints', by Horace Walpole, [4] p. at end, is printed on both the recto and verso.
Title vignette; initials.
English short title catalogue, T122525
Hazen, A.T. Bibliography of Horace Walpole, 42
BAC: British Art Center copy is bound in rebacked blue-gray boards. "Drawings, &c." on the half title page. On p. 28 the heading reads: Elegy / Written in a County Church Yard. Bookplate: Louis Silver.
Subject Terms:
Dodsley, R. -- Publisher.
English poetry -- Early works to 1800.
English poetry -- Illustrations -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1753.
Silver, Louis -- Bookplate.
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
Bentley, R. (Richard), 1708-1782, ill.
Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810, engraver.
Miller, John, 1715-1790?, engraver.
Dodsley, Robert, 1704-1764, publisher.

  • Ode on the spring
  • Ode on the death of a favourite cat
  • Ode on the distant prospect of Eton
  • The Long story
  • Hymn to adversity
  • Elegy written in a country church-yard.

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