GREEN, Matthew (1696-1737). The Spleen. An Epistle Inscribed to his particular Friend Mr. C. J., London: "A. Dodd ... and at all the Pamphlet-Shops in Town," 1737. 8° (192 x 115mm.). (Title lightly browned and lightly scored from top to bottom, final blank leaf soiled on verso). Later green half morocco gilt. (Extremities rubbed). Provenance: EDMUND W. GOSSE (bookplate and signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Foxon G283; Rothschild 1083.
HILL, Aaron. The Works ... consisting of Letters on Various Subjects, and of Original Poems, Moral and Facetious. With an Essay on the Art of Acting, London: "Printed for the Benefit of the Family," 1753. 4 volumes, 8° (202 x 126mm.). Contemporary polished calf, spines gilt. (Spines rubbed with part of one lettering-piece torn away, joints splitting, scuffed). Provenance: Mrs Alwick (early signature on endpapers); unidentified armorial bookplate with motto "Timor Dei Nobilitas."
With 16 works in 20 volumes including Ambrose Philips's Pastorals (London, 1710), James Bramtson's The Art of Politics, in Imitation of Horace's Art of Poetry (London, 1729), John Armstrong's The Oeconomy of Love (London, 1736), Nathaniel Cotton's Visions in Verse, for the Entertainment and Instruction of Younger Minds (London, 1751), William Wilkie's Fables (London, 1768), Thomas Malory's La Morte d' Arthur (London, 1816, 3 vols., 12°) and George Wither's Fair Virtue (London, 1818, ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING'S COPY, WITH AN ANNOTATION BY ROBERT BROWNING). (25)