[BURTON, John (1696-1771). Sacerdos paroecialis rusticus, in English] The Parish Priest: A Poem. Translated by Dawson Warren. London: Charles Whittingham for A. & J.Black, Faulder, Fletcher of Oxford, Lister of Edmonton and others, 1800.
4° (243 x 183mm.). Engraved frontispiece by J.Heath after W.H.Pyne, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with a mounted photograph of a portrait of the translator mounted above a manuscript sample of his handwriting and signature, an additional title, engraved, with a vignette by J.Bonnor after Warren, a 2pp. manuscript poem by Warren, manuscript title 'Biographical Sketches of the Four Divines mentioned in the Preceding Poem... Edmonton 1800', and 43pp. of text by Warren, 2pp. manuscript biography of Burton, one mounted engraving, 14 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOURS, 4 BY W.H.PYNE, 2 wash (the designs for the frontispiece, and an ?unused title page), 2 polychrome, all mounted, 8 original watercolours by Warren, 2 mounted (one the design for the title vignette), 2 original watercolours, both wash, by an unidentified hand. Contemporary green straight-grained morocco gilt, g.e. (rubbed). Provenance: Dawson Warren (manuscript insertions); Susanna Warren (loosely inserted manuscript note); F.E.Warren (armorial bookplate.
TRANSLATOR'S COPY of the first edition in English. The Latin original was published in Oxford in 1757. The watercolours are in two main groups: views of Trinity College, Oxford and views of Edmonton (Church and Vicarage). - With another copy of the same work. (2)