London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1787. [Poetry] THIRD EDITION. Two volumes. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp. 367 ; pp. 359 . Contemporary full tan calf, recently rebacked with the original spines laid over. Gilt titles to red labels on spines. Armorial bookplate of Michael Pepper to front pastedown of each volume, as well as his black ink ownership to both title pages. Toning and few marks to edges. Crisp and clean internally, but for the invasive ownerships. Heavy wear to bindings. Original spines especially heavily worn and cracked, with some dried residue from wax formerly applied. Restored to a robust, useable condition. Good. The first collected volume of poetry by Cowper, first published in 1782, here supplemented with a second volume including 'The Task' (1785), and 'The History of John Gilpin' (1782). Item #57752
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