ANTHOLOGY. The British Anthology; or, Poetical Library (8 Vols). London: John Sharpe, 1824.
12mo., uniformly bound in half brown morocco over marbled boards; with five raised bands and lettering in gilt to spines; upper edge gilt; and marbled endpapers; each section with engraved titles on heavier stock; a charming set, the leather a little rubbed and internally some scattered foxing, particularly to prelims and engravings.
'The British Anthology; or, Poetical Library' includes a wide and eclectic mix of poems and poetical works by some of Britain's most acclaimed author and poets:
Vol I: Milton, Parnell and Dryden.
Vol II: Dryden's Fables.
Vol III: Somerville, Green, Prior, Blair and Shenstone.
Vol IV: Pope.
Vol V: Thomson, Young, Collins and Goldsmith.
Vol VI: Akenside, Gray and Beattie.
Vol VII: Armstrong, Warton, Johnson and Cowper.
Vol VIII: Burns.