MATHIAS, Thomas James (1754?-1835, poet and satirist). [Works in English and Italian. London (unless stated otherwise)]: 1780-1832. Approximately 80 works in 85 volumes. FIRST EDITIONS, unless stated otherwise. Including:
a.An Heroic Epistle. 1780. 4°. Stitched in original wrappers.
b.Runic Odes. 1781. 4°. Disbound. Presentation copy.
c.An Essay on the evidence... relating to the Poems attributed to Thomas Rowley. 1783. 8°. Contemporary boards. Presentation copy.
d.Honoratissimo viro Thomae Orde. . 4°. Disbound.
e.Gulielmum Lort Mansel. . 4°. Disbound.
f.The Pursuits of Literature, part the first. 1794. 4°. Stitched as issued.
g.[idem]. 1796-7. 4 parts in one volume, 8°. Contemporary half calf. Part I second edition, parts II-IV first editions.
h.[idem]. 1798. 8°. Half calf. Seventh edition.
i.[idem]. 1812. 4°. Calf. Sixteenth edition.
j.Villae Formianae ... oden. . 4°. Disbound
k.The Political Dramatist. 1795. 4°. Paper wrappers.
l.The Grove, a Satire. . 4°. Disbound. Second edition.
m.Odes, English and Latin. Reprinted 1798, not published.
n.The Sea-Side, a poem, the second edition. 1798. 8°. Modern cloth; [with letter from Lord Rothschild confirming attribution to T.J.M.]
o.The Egotist, or Sacred Scroll. 1798. 8°. Stitched as issued. [ESTC records only BL copy]
p.A translation of the passages from Greek, Latin, Italian and French writers cited in the prefaces and notes to the Pursuits of Literature. 1799. 8°. Original paper boards. Second edition.
q.The Shade of Alexander Pope. Dublin: 1799. 8°. Early paper wrappers. (Not first edition)
r.Works of the Author of the Pursuits of Literature. Dublin: 1799. 8°. Original boards.
s.Pandolfo Attonito or Lord Galloway's Poetical Lamentations. 1800. 8°. Disbound.
t.Observations on the Writings and on the Character of Mr. Gray. 1815. 8°. Original boards. Presentation copy with autograph letter signed.
u.[Another copy] bound with: A copy of a Letter occasioned by the death of the Rev. Norton Nicholls 
v.Lyrick Poetry. Naples: 1832. 8°. Old boards. New edition.
a.Rime Scelte di Francesco Petrarca. 1801. 8°. Original boards (worn). Presentation copy.
b.Componimenti Lirici de piu illustri poeti d'Italia. London: 1802. 3 volumes. 8°. Calf.
c.Canzoni Toscane. 1805. 4°. Disbound.
d.Canzone Toscana. 1806. 4°. Disbound. Presentation copy.
e.Aggiunta ni Componimenti Lirici. 1808. 3 volumes. 8°. Calf.
f.Canzoni e prose Toscane. 1808. 8°. Calf.
g.Saffo, dramma lirico dall'inglese di Guglielmo Mason. 1809. 8°. Contemporary straight-grained morocco.
h.[Another edition]. Naples: 1821. 12°. Contemporary boards. Presentation copy with 2 autograph letters signed.
i.Licida di Giovanni Milton. 1812. 8°. Contemporary boards. Large paper presentation copy.
j.Poesie liriche toscane, seconda edizione Napolitana. Naples 1820/Lyrica Sacra, Rome 1818/Alle Najadi inno dall'inglese di Marco Akenside. Naples: 1821. 3 works in one volume, 8°. Contemporary vellum. All presentation copies.
k.Napoli Settembre 1820 Ode. Naples: privately printed, 1820. 8°. Stitched as issued. Presentation copy.
l.Poesie liriche italiane, inglesi e latine. Naples: privately printed, 1822. 8°. Old paper wrapper. Presentation copy.
m.Poesie liriche e Varie, nuova edizione. Naples: 1825. 3 volumes, 8°. Original paper wrappers, uncut. Presentation copy.
n.Edmundo Spenser. Naples: 1826. 8°. Original boards; with autograph letter signed.
o.Per la morte di Federico North. Naples: 1827. 8°. Stitched as issued. Presentation copy.
p.Lusitania. 1827. 8°. Modern paper wrappers.
q.Poemata Latina, privatim excusa. Naples: 1832. 8vo. Contemporary boards. Presentation copy.
With 42 other volumes by Mathias, comprising 37 other editions, duplicates and translations by him, including some presentation copies.
Also included in the lot are NINE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED, 1791-1828, 13½ pages, including one to Henry Howard, 1820 (3 pages) and one to his brother regarding 'Runic Odes' 1781.
An unusually complete collection of this author, indispensable for further study and a bibliography.