Rev. Luke Booker. Miscellaneous Poems. Stourbridge: 1789. First edition. Contemporary binding.

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    Rev. Luke Booker. Miscellaneous Poems. Stourbridge: Printed by J. West; for J. F. and C. Rivington, London, 1789. First edition of this rare collection. One of the earliest books from the Stourbridge press. Contemporary binding. Good.

    Small octavo. xiv, [4], 167, [1, blank] pages. Engraved title-page. Bound in contemporary full brown calf, boards decoratively ruled in gilt with gilt central oval. Later [?] hand-painted scalloped design applied around central ovals. Rebacked in later brown morocco, gilt. Spine and boards worn, hinges reinforced, previous owner's neat and interesting inscription facing the title-page concerning the rarity of this volume (signed "W.H.A."). Bookplate of writer Olive Percival (1868-1945) on front pastedown. Some mild toning and occasional light foxing and soiling to text. Good. ESTC T2163.

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