1. Retaliation. 2. The Traveller. 3. The Deserted Village. 4. The Hermit of Warkworth. 5. The Dying Negro
GOLDSMITH, Oliver; PERCY, Thomas; DAY, Thomas
Most of the work in this book is by Dr. Oliver Goldsmith. The first volume contains his biography, many poems and essays. The second volume is "The Traveller" and the third contains what is perhaps Goldsmith's best-known poem, "The Deserted Village". The result is a good introduction to the work of this Anglo-Irish writer, poet and physician. Many readers may be less familiar with Percy and Day. Once chaplain to George III, Percy is most famous for his "Reliques of Ancient English Poetry" (1765), the first of the great ballad collections, responsible for a revival of ballads in English poetry. Day, an abolitionist, uses "The Dying Negro" to tell the horrifying story of a runaway slave. The poem was a bestseller and one of the first pieces of literature in the campaign to abolish the slave trade in Britain.
Publisher: G. Kearsley; T. Carnan and F. Newbery; W. Griffin; S. Leacroft; W. Flexney, J. Wilkie and J. Robson
Date Published: 1774-1777
Place Published: London
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 40 p.; viii, 31 p.; vii, 23 p.; 51 p.; x, 24 p. 28 cm. Engraved vignette on each title page. Leather binding with raised bands, gold impressing on spine, and green and gold spine label. Small stain on front cover near edge. Minor staining and foxing.