Item #126043 A sammelband of 18th century works on poetry with the signature of Thomas Pownall, colonial governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Massachusetts Bay, Governor Pownall.
A sammelband of 18th century works on poetry with the signature of Thomas Pownall, colonial governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
A sammelband of 18th century works on poetry with the signature of Thomas Pownall, colonial governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
A sammelband of 18th century works on poetry with the signature of Thomas Pownall, colonial governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
A sammelband of 18th century works on poetry with the signature of Thomas Pownall, colonial governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
A sammelband of 18th century works on poetry with the signature of Thomas Pownall, colonial governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
A sammelband of 18th century works on poetry with the signature of Thomas Pownall, colonial governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

A sammelband of 18th century works on poetry with the signature of Thomas Pownall, colonial governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

1713. 1713-1735.

8vo, 5 parts bound as one, various paginations. Old calf ruled in gilt, rebacked. Boards rubbed, worn, and darkened but binding sound, contents somewhat age-toned with a few light pencil marks to some parts but generally clean.

§ An sammelband of 18th century works on poetry with the signature of Thomas Pownall, governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1757 to 1760.

The book bears ownership inscriptions of Thomas Nevile (1720-1781) of Jesus College, Cambridge on the second front blank and the first title page, recording that he entered college July 21, 1738 (the Cambridge alumni directory records July 20, 1738) and that he paid 3 shillings for the book. Beneath is written "Pownall, The Gift of Nevile", in Pownall's hand. Both men were born in Lincolnshire and though Pownall was two years younger and attended Trinity College Cambridge it is possible that they had known each other from grammar school days.

Nevile remained an academic and published several imitations of classical poets. Pownall's career as a colonial official threw him into the heart of the dramas and debates that preceded the Revolutionary War. In later life he returned to England and became an active and undersung fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries.

The contents of the volume are as follows:

*An Essay on Translated Verse by the Earl of Roscomon. Fourth Edition. 1717. With t-p. (12), [1]-54, 179-245, (1) pp.

*Remarks on Horace's Poetry. No title-page. [247]-296 pp.

*An Essay on Poetry by John Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave... London 1713. With t-p. (2), 299-318 pp.

*[Bramston, James]. The Art of Politicks, In Imitation of Horace's Poetry. London: Printed for Lawton Gilliver, 1731. With engraved frontis and t-p. [1]-47, (1, ads for Lawton Gilliver dated 1729) pp.

*[Miller, James]. Harlequin-Horace or, the Art of Modern Poetry. The Third Edition, corrected... London: Printed for Lawton Gilliver, 1735. With engraved frontis and t-p in red and black. (10), [1]-61, (2, ads), (3, blank) pp. Item #126043

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