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BIDLAKE, John. The sea: a poem. In two books.

London. Printed for T. Chapman, 1796. First edition.
[16], 31, [5], 35-74pp. With two engraved plates and a list of subscribers. ESTC T125544.

[Bound with] BIDLAKE, John. The summer's eve; a poem. London. Printed by T. Bensley, 1800. First edition. iv, [8], 87pp, [1]. With six engraved plates, a list of subscribers, and a final page of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T126891.

[And:] BIDLAKE, John. The country parson, a poem. London. Printed for T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies, 1797. 32pp. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T116879.

8vo. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, joints split. Inked ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf: 'Blandina Harington'.
A sammelband of three scarce first editions of long poems by schoolmaster and Church of England clergyman John Bidlake (1755-1814).

ESTC records copies of the first bound work at six locations in the British Isles (Birmingham, BL, Cambridge, Exeter, Oxford, and Swansea), and a further five in North America (Cornell, Harvard, Huntington, Illinois, and Indiana).

ESTC records copies of the second bound work at six locations in the British Isles (BL, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, Liverpool, and V&A), and a further five worldwide (California, Cornell, Harvard, Illinois, and Melbourne).

ESTC records copies of the third bound work at two locations in the British Isles (BL, and Cambridge), and a further three in North America (Cornell, Harvard, and Illinois).
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref: 14680