The course of time: a poem, in ten books.
Edinburgh. William Blackwood, 1828. Seventh edition.
8vo. , 394pp. With a half-title. Contemporary black calf, tooled in gilt and blind, dark green morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later inked gift inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, contemporary inked ownership inscription of Mary Ann Hutchinson to head of half-title, else internally clean and crisp.
A handsomely bound copy of Scottish poet Robert Pollok's (1798-1827) ten-book epic on the destiny of man that has drawn comparisons with Milton's Paradise Lost. The work met with tremendous commercial success, and went through 16 editions within a decade.£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 22157