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POEMS
Duck, Stephen.

POEMS

On Several Occasions. With a Life of the Author, by the Rev. Joseph Spence, late Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. London: Printed for John Rivington; T. Longman; Hawes, Clarke and Collins; and George Knapp 1764.
4th Ed. T.p. + [v]-xlii + 246pp. Upper leading corner of most leaves lightly waterstained, without page [i-ii] before t.p., upper leading corner of t.p. and p.xvii-xxiv very sl. chipped, some sporadic very light browning, new e.ps., rebound in modern cloth backed dec. boards with gilt lettered leather title label to spine. Stephen Duck (1705?-1756), poet. ODNB ‘... Duck’s first authorized publication was an ode to the Duke of Cumberland (1732) and the first authorized collection [the above] appeared in 1736, the subscribers including royalty, the archbishops, and Swift ...’
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