Select pieces in verse and prose.

Select pieces in verse and prose.
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London: Printed by G. Davidson, 1816. 2 vols, 8vo, xxiii, 72, 263; (4), 265-617 pp. With a frontispiece portrait. Contemporary calf, gilt backstrips, red and black labels, a very good set. First edition, presentation copy inscribed on the first title-page “From the editor” (John Bowdler). The Archbishop of Canterbury’s copy, with his bookplate in each volume. Includes the author’s Journal and letters from the south of Europe, and a “Memoir” by the author’s father. “Bowdler (1746–1823) was the brother of Thomas Bowdler (1754–1825), the editor of The Family Shakespeare. John Bowdler’s collected works contains a defence of his brother’s editorial decisions, as well as a long review of Dugald Stewart’s Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind.” (John Price). (Item Id: 5141)

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