BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF THE LATE REV'D. JOSEPH WARTON, D.D. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, A SELECTION FROM HIS WORKS; AND A LITERARY CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN EMINENT PERSONS, RESERVED BY HIM FOR PUBLICATION. John Wooll.

BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF THE LATE REV'D. JOSEPH WARTON, D.D. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, A SELECTION FROM HIS WORKS; AND A LITERARY CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN EMINENT PERSONS, RESERVED BY HIM FOR PUBLICATION.

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806. xix,[1],407pp. Quarto. Original paper and pink boards, printed spine label, uncut. Portrait (after Reynolds) and two plates. Portrait offset on title, occasional foxing, cracks at head and toe of lower joint, two tears in paper spine closed, otherwise a very good copy, in original state. Item #WRCLIT23424

First edition. In addition to the memoir and selection from the poet/critic's own works, the text includes letters from Samuel Johnson (5), Swift, Garrick, Gibbon, Burke, Walpole, et al. A note on the final leaf calls for a second volume to include further selected works by Warton; it was not published. Scarce in this original state. NCBEL II:689.

Price: $500.00