The Poetical Works of William Hayley, Esq.
William Hayley (1745-1820) was an architect, author, and the biographer of William Cowper. His works include poetry and tragedy. The 2 volumes of the 3-volume edition of his complete works include: A Poetical Epistle to an eminent Paint, with Notes; An Effigy on History, in three Epistles, to Edward Gibbon, Esq., with Notes; The Triumph of Temper, a Poem in Six Cantos; The Happy Prescription; Marcella; The Two Connoisseurs; Lord Russell; and The Mausoleum.
- Publisher: Moncrieffe, Jerkin, Brunet, Wilson, Button, White, Beauty, Byron, Cash, and Mackenzie
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1785
- Place Published: Dublin
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Fair
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
Vol. 1 and 3 only (of a 3-vol. set). 341p, 312p. 18 cm full-leather bindings. Ex-library with labels on front endpapers. Leather shows wear with scuffing and small tears along edges, bumped corners, spine, and hinges. Vol. 1 is cracked along spine and in two pieces. Front board is also detached from vol. 1. Binding on volume 3 remains intact and has a small piece of "book-art" inserted - a hand-drawn and coloured rose possibly made from the missing endpaper at the end of that volume. Sold "as-is."