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Aldine Poets
Publisher: William Pickering. Country: United Kingdom. Date: 1830-53.

Poems of James Thomson (Aldine Poets/W. Pickering) (image)

The Poetical Works of James Thomson. Volume I.
Edited by Sir H. Nicolas.
London, William Pickering, 1830 (Aldine Poets series)
This is the first of two volumes of Thomson's poems in this series.

Hardback. Size: Small 8vo. Engraved frontispiece portrait and signature of James Thomson. Pickering's dolphin and anchor device, including the Latin words Aldi Discip. Anglus (Latin, "English disciple of Aldus") on title-page.

Series Note: This series was launched in 1830 by the publisher William Pickering (1796-1854). He publshed 53 volumes. After Pickering's business failed in 1853, the series was taken over and continued by Bell and Daldy and then continued later again, under the name of the The Aldine Edition of the British Poets, by George Bell & Sons.

Volume Number(s) / Poet

1, 2. Burns
3, 4. Thomson.
5. Collins.
6. Kirke, White.
7, 8, 9. Cowper.
10. Surrey, Earl of.
11. Wyatt, Sir Thomas.
12. Beattie.
13, 14, 15. Pope.
16. Goldsmith.
17, 18, 19. Milton.
20. Shakespeare.
21-25. Dryden.
26. Parnell.
27, 28, 29. Swift.
30, 31. Young.
32. Akenside.
33, 34. Butler.
25, 36. Prior.
37. Falconer.
38. Gray.
39-43. Spenser.
44-46. Churchill.

Source of the above list:
The London Catalogue of Books, with their Sizes, Prices, and Publishers. Containing the Books Published in London, and Those Altered in Size or Price, Since the Year MDCCCXIV To MDCCCXXXIX. London, Robert Bent, 1839.

followed by:
Supplement to the London Catalogue of Books, Edition Dated 1839. Containing the New Works and New Editions Published in London from January 1839 to January 1844, with their Sizes, Prices and Publishers' Names. London, Thomas Hodgson, 1844.

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