The Pleasures of memory, with other poems. By Samuel Rogers, Esq. A new edition.
Rogers Samuel (1802)
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8vo (157 x 90 mm)., 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