DescriptionSir Walter Raleigh. The Poems Of Sir Walter Raleigh: Now First Collected. With A Biographical & Critical Introduction By Sir Egerton Brydges, K.J. Kent: Johnson & Warwick for The Private Press Of Lee Priory, 1813. Krown & Spellman retail: $750. Limited to 100 copies. Large 4to. 300 x 244mm. ,70..pp. Contemporary calf, gilt rules on covers, spine in compartments, title on red morocco label, rebacked using original spine, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, bookplate of Isabelle Brown, small stamp of Francis Bacon Library on endpaper, some occ. foxing. Engraved vignette printer's device, t.p. in red and black. All pages in black borders. First Edition thus. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
"This was the first attempt to collect into one volume, all the poetical pieces said to have been written by Sir W. Raleigh." [Brushfield.]"Later again, at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Egerton Brydges ran an interesting press at Lee Priory, his house in Kent...The Lee Priory Press, more than Strawberry Hill, marks a concious endeavour towards fine printing." [Colin Frankin, The Private Presses, 1969.] Armitage, Raleigh, 109. Brushfield, Raleigh, 280.Lowndes XI.220, No 3 & Lowndes VII.2041.
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