Oxford prize poems: being a collection of such english poems as have at various times obtained prizes in the university of oxford.
Oxford. Printed for J. Parker, 1816. Fifth edition.
8vo. 200pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
An anthology collecting 14 poems previously honoured with the Newdigate prize, the prestigious annual Oxford University poetry award founded in 1806, most notably including Brasenose College student and later Bishop of Calcutta Reginald Heber's (1783–1826) Palestine, which took the prize in 1803. The poem is noteworthy for Heber's insertion of a line on the miraculous construction of a temple without tools at the insistence of a young Walter Scott.£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 21714