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SKURRAY (Francis). Bidcombe Hill, A Rural and Descriptive Poem. To which is Prefixed an Essay on Local Poetry.1824

London: Cadell, Second edition, 220, [2]pp., with half-title and terminal advert leaf, printed on thick paper, engraved frontispiece of Longleat House and 2 further engravings of Bidcombe Hill and Maidenbradley Priory, bound in a highly unusual full Regency calf in imitation of rosewood [a presentation binding?], marbled endpapers, a wide gilt decorative border to both boards with tulip-head cornerpieces, spine gilt extra with red morocco labels, expertly re-backed, light rubbing to board edges. The author, who dedicated the work to the Marchioness of Bath, was Rector of Winterbourne-Abbas, Dorset. The first edition of 1808 did not include the very extensive essay on "local poetry". Provenance: "L'Olivette" (armorial bookplate).

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