Antiquarian Victorian-era (1890s) hardcover poetry book. The Poetical Works of (Edward) Young. Published by Ward Lock & Co, London, England.
This hardcover book is complete at 600 pages. NO! dust jacket.
About Edward Young: Edward Young was an English poet and dramatist who also make a brief, yet disappointing foray into the world of politics. Ordained as a minister in 1724, Young served for a time as the Royal Chaplain before becoming Rector of Welwyn in 1730. Young achieved great renown both in England and on the Continent for two of his long poems: The Complaint (also titled Night Thoughts) and on Life, Death, and Immortality. Young was a Christian apologetic inspired by the death of both his wife and stepdaughter.
Condition of book: In GOOD! antique condition, there is a break to the bind on the inside front cover with the first two pages separating slightly from this bind. There is fraying to the spine and a break to the reverse of the spine at the back top. There is a library stamp on the front overleaf. Gold-embossed cloth spine and cover shows very little wear and is clear and legible. Internal pages show MILD! foxing for newsprint of the period and spots of water damage here and there. All text is clear and legible. Book contains the poems Night Thoughts. Red covers show blemishes and rub and wear to the corners and edges.
Approximate measurements: hardcover book measures 7-1/2" x 5" | complete at 600 pages | NO! dust jacket.
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