London, South Kensington
4 July 2007
Savillon's Elegies, or, Poems written by a Gentleman, A.B. late of the University of Cambridge
London: T. Rickaby for Hookham and Carpenter, 1795. 8vo., 6 numbered engraved plates including frontispiece of Harrow School by B. Reading after J. Cruikshank, with half-title, errata leaf and leaf of directions to the binder (slight paper adhesion from frontispiece onto title), UNCUT in contemporary boards (old rebacking in cloth, some wear to covers). Padwick 1483.
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ONLY EDITION of this volume of verse by James Wallace (1766-1829). In keeping with the frontispiece, which shows students with rackets and another with bat and stumps, the first poem is "Adieu to Harrow".
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