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BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The farmer's boy; a rural poem.

London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1801. Fifth edition.
xxix, [2], 128pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, a further four engraved plates, and several engraved vignettes.

[Uniformly bound with:] BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural tales, ballads, and songs. London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1802. Second edition. ix, [3], 119pp, [1]. With 12 engraved plates.

[And:] BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The banks of wye; a poem. In Four Books. London. Printed for the author. 1811. First edition. vii, [1], 134pp. With an engraved frontispiece and a further three engraved plates.

8vo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of first mentioned work, lightly spotted.
A handsomely bound collection of early nineteenth-century editions of three books by Suffolk poet Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823), including his first published work, The farmer's boy, a pastoral poem which achieved immediate commercial success and critical acclaim, securing his reputation.
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 21566