[THOMAS CHATTERTON] Poems, supposed to have been written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and others, in the Fifteenth Century, the greatest part now first published from the most authentic copies, with an engraved specimen of one of the Mss., etc. London: Printed for T. Payne and Son, at the Mews-Gate. 1777.
8vo.; sometime finely bound in early twentieth century half tan calf over marbled paper boards, spine ruled and decorated gilt in compartments with gilt centres and onlaid blue leather labels lettered in gilt, all edges speckled red; pp. xxvii + 507 + final errata leaf; with one engraved facsimile plate after the original manuscript at p. 288, as called for; a very handsome copy with a gentle patina and slight uniform fading to spine, internally very fresh with unavoidable light toning, some cracking to inner upper hinge, endpapers slightly extruding from book block, without inscription.
First edition, with the second state of C4, as usual, which is a cancel which omits the phrase "and were probably composed by him".