Maggs Bros Ltd

The Pleasures of memory, with other poems. By Samuel Rogers, Esq. A new edition.

Rogers Samuel (1802)

£100.00 

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

8vo., 187 pp. Old signature erased from the title-page, fore-edges of the first few leaves browned and with a number of neat annotations on pp 84-5, otherwise a decent copy in handsome red morocco with a single gilt fillet and gilt edges (headcaps a little rubbed and corners slightly bumped).

London: Thomas Bensley [...] for T. Cadell, Jun. And W. Davies [...],

The two-part poem, written in elegant but relaxed heroic couplets, begins with a nostalgic tour around the village of Rogers's childhood, and moves through various scenes to explore and illustrate the 'associating principle', of the faculty of memory. It concludes with a poignant invocation to Rogers's dead brother Thomas (ODNB). Engravings by a number of engravers including "Heath", "R. H. Cromek", "Angus", after the original drawings by T. Stothard.

Stock Code: 61850