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BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural tales, ballads, and songs.

London. Printed for Vernor and Hood...and Longman and Rees, 1802. First edition.
8vo. ix, [1], 119pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a further 11 engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of W. Miles to FEP, occasional spotting, light offsetting.
Securing both popular and critical acclaim with his first work, The farmer's boy (London, 1800), Suffolk poet Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823) departed from the single long poem format in this his second publication. Rural Tales explores and glorifies rural life and occupations in a series of shorter pieces.
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 23205