Poems. In Three Volumes. Printed From the Quarto Edition: With Large Corrections and Additions. The Fourth Edition.

  • Churchill, Charles
  • Dublin: Printed for Peter Wilson 1766
  • ESTC T173071.


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3 vols. bound as 1, 12mo, pp. [iv], 184, [ii], 179, [3, ads], 198. Contemporary half calf, paste-paper boards, spine divided by raised bands between double gilt rules, red morocco label, edges sprinkled red. Some marginal worming to beginning of third volume, sometimes touching text with no loss of sense. Rubbed, wear to extremities. Modern booklabel to pastedown.


An Irish printing of the collected poetry of Charles Churchill (1732-1764), who turned to poetry in the last four years of his life, prompted by 'the urgent need of money' (ODNB). Fortunately for him (and his creditors) he was extraordinarily successful in this venture and his work was frequently reprinted, and collected editions proliferated in the years following his early death. ESTC calls for plates, apparently in error.

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