Poems, Supposed to have been written at Bristol, By Thomas Rowley, and Others, in the Fifteenth Century

CHATTERTON, Thomas (under the name of Thomas Rowley); TYRWHITT, Thomas (ed.)

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Thomas Chatterton (1752 - 1770) was an English poet, creator of pseudo-medieval poetry who used "Thomas Rowley" as a pseudonym. Editor Thomas Tyrwhitt, a Chaucerian scholar, seems to have at first believed the poems to be genuine medieval works but eventually realized they were Chatterton's. Controversy raged over the age and authorship of these poems for years after the poet's death by suicide.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Printed by B. Flower for the Editor
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1794
  • Place Published: Cambridge
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxix, 329 p. 23 cm. Title page engraving and one diagram of coats of arms opposite page 197. Brown half-leather with brown cloth boards. Gold and blank impressing on spine with raised bands. All edges red. Some rubbing at hinges and corners. Signed binding by Seton & Mackenzie [of Edinburgh].

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