The Works of Mr. Thomson…

London, printed for A. Miller, 1738.

£175

8vo in 2 vols (The 2nd vol t.p. has the added lines: “With Alterations and Additions”) pp. 277 [viii] 75 [v]; [viii] 238 [vii] 71 [i]. Contemporary calf, rebacked, slight waterstain to the t.p. in vol. 1, in good condition with clean sharp impression of the plates. Volume 2 incorporates the first edition of Agamemnon: British Library only has vol I. (according to CHEL, X p. 447). This is the first collected edition with uniform t.p. of the two volumes. With 5 engravings on copper in volume 1, executed by Fourdrinier after W. Kent. Fourdrinier’s designs first appeared in 4to-size in the 1730 edition of Thomson’s works. A 1744 edition is mistakenly regarded as their first 8vo size appearance (Hammelmann p. 58). Lowndes 2670.