Life & Posthumous Writings Of William Cowper [3 Vols, 1803-4 First Editions]

$550

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William Cowper, Esq. (1731-1800) was regarded as the preeminent poet of his time by such contemporaries as Coleridge and Wordsworth.

This complete set of first editions contains hundreds of his personal letters and verse plus steel engravings by William Blake. All three volumes are in excellent condition with only a few trifling bumps etc to the boards and less-than-expected browning of pages.

A wonderful set.

Perhaps of equal interest should be the publisher, Joseph Johnson, who was regarded as the greatest single publishing contributor to literature in his time. Johnson was highly active in the publication of political works and radicals such as Mary Wollstonecraft.