The Progress of Beauty. A Poem.

  • Delacour, James
  • Dublin, Printed. London, Reprinted: J. Roberts 1732
  • ESTC N20436; Foxon D10.


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4to, pp. 36. Disbound. Dampstain to lower half, some spotting.


One of 500 copies printed, though very few survive: ESTC locates only the Bodleian copy in the UK, plus 4 in the USA (to which OCLC adds two more). The presumed author, James Delacour (1709-1781; also known as Dalacourt and De-La-Cour), apparently became deranged in the latter half of his life, claiming to be a prophet - bolstered by a lucky guess on the outcome of the siege of Havana in 1762.

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