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[HURDIS, James]. The village curate, a poem.

Bishopstone, Sussex. Printed at the Author's own press, and sold by J. Johnson, 1797. A new and improved edition (being the fourth).
8vo. [4], 136pp, [2]. Without one final publisher's advertisement leaf. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed. Lightly toned and spotted.
A revised edition, printed on the author's own press, of a poem in blank verse by Church of England clergyman James Hurdis (bap. 1763, d.1801) celebrating the Wealden landscape and his parish of Burwash, Sussex. First printed in 1788, the poem records and rejoices in the duties that come with ordination.
ESTC T68916.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 20863