The Seasons, by THOMSON, James (1700-1748).TIMAEUS, Johann Jacob Carl (d.…

The Seasons, by THOMSON, James (1700-1748).TIMAEUS, Johann Jacob Carl (d. 1809), editor.MURDOCH, Patrick (d. 1774).AIKIN, John (1747-1822). < >
THOMSON, James (1700-1748).
TIMAEUS, Johann Jacob Carl (d. 1809), editor.
MURDOCH, Patrick (d. 1774).
AIKIN, John (1747-1822).

The Seasons, by James Thomson. To which is prefixed the Life of the Author, by Patrick Murdoch, D.D.F.R.S. and An Essay on the Plan and Character of the Poem, by J. Aikin. A New Edition Revised and Corrected by J.J.C. Timaeus. Hamburg, Herold, 1791.

8vo, (200 x 125mm), pp. [2] engraved title-page, [iv] title-page and dedication, lxvii, [i], 179, [1], in contemporary half calf over yellow boards, spine simply ruled in gilt with red morocco label lettered in gilt, pretty red patterned endpapers.

A charming copy of a scarce Hamburg printed, English language edition of Thomson’s Seasons. With a second title-page, attractively engraved with bucolic depiction of the seasons, a dedication to Christian Daniel Ebeling, signed John Timaeus, Patrick Murdoch’s life of James Thomson and John Aikin’s critical appraisal of the poem, first published in 1778.

ESTC t623 at BL, Camden Libraries, NLS, Lodz, Gottingen, Torun, Smith, Clark and Victoria University.

Price, The Publication of English Literature in Germany in the Eighteenth Century, p. 238.

Keywords: English Literature
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