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CAMPBELL, Thomas. Theodric; a domestic tale; and other poems.

London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824. Second edition.
8vo. [8], 149pp, [1]. With half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary navy calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later ownership inscription (dated 1888) of Richenda Gurney to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of front blank fly-leaf: 'To Lady Anne M. Elliot / from the author.'
The second edition, printed in the same year of the first, of fugitive verse by Glaswegian poet Thomas Campbell (1777-1844). The title work, ‘Theodric’, was Campbell's last substantial poem published, yet did not garner achieve the same immediate critical acclaim and commercial success asof the likes of The pleasures of hope (Edinburgh, 1799) and Gertrude of Wyoming (London, 1809), that had led to the author being dubbed the 'Scottish Milton'.
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 17161