Samuel Rogers. The Pleasures of Memory, with Other Poems. London: Thomas Bensley for T. Cadell, 1801. Krown & Spellman retail: $100. "A new edition." 8vo. viii, 187pp. Full red morocco, gilt rules and title, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, booklabel of Edward W. Jago, some foxing. With 14 engravings, one of which is in color. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Samuel Rogers (1763- 1855), poet; entered bank in which his father was partner, in Cornhill, London; began contributing to 'Gentleman's Magazine,' 1781; first published this book in 1792, which achieved popularity; printed privately, 1808, and published, 1810, a fragmentary epic on 'Columbus,' and other poems in following years, including 'Human Life,' (1819) and 'Jaqueline,' which was printed in the same volume with Byron's 'Lara' (1814); was offered but declined laureatship, 1850.

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