1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 500
September. A Rural Poem. Humbly inscribed to all Sportsmen. King's Lynn: W. Whittingham, 1780. 4°, with final blank but without pasted-on errata slip, modern brown half calf.
FIRST EDITION. RARE. ESTC records only 3 copies in the British Isles though more in the USA. Chute 233: "consists of fun verse on shooting in September when sport transcends other pleasures -- such as maids and studies"; Schwerdt I, p. 198: "a rare pamphlet and supplemented with copious footnotes".
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