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THE SPLEEN,
Green, Matthew.

THE SPLEEN,

And Other Poems. With a Prefatory Essay, by J. Aikin. London : printed for T. Cadell, Junr. and W. Davies, (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand 1796.
Thin Sm. 8vo. xxxi + 94pp. 3 engraved plates. [Without half title and final leaf of adverts]. Light browning with staining and spotting to plates, e.ps. sl. marked with sm. diagram to front pastedown, gilt tooling to turn-ins, contemporary gilt rule edged red straight grain morocco, some darkening and soiling, gilt ruling with gilt motifs and gilt lettered title label to spine. ESTC T68900. Written as an epistle to Mr. Cuthbert Jackson, apparently Green did not intend it to be published. First appearing posthumously in 1737, Pope praised its originality, and Gray expressed a warm admiration for it.
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