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Poetical sketches : the profession, the broken heart, etc. : with stanzas for music, and other poems

Alaric Alexander Watts, Samuel Bentley (Printer), Richard Bentley (Printer), Zillah Madonna Watts (Dedicatee), George Wither (Author in quotations or text abstracts), William Brockedon (Artist), E. L. Roberts (Engraver), Thomas Stothard (Artist), Charles Heath (Engraver), S. and R. Bentley (Printer), Hurst, Robinson, and Co (Publisher), Archibald Constable & Co (Publisher)
Print Book, English, 1824
Printed for Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 90 Cheapside, Pall-Mall ; Archibald Constable, & Co., London, Edinburgh, 1824
xv, 189, [2] pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
divided into three sections : untitled section ; Sonnets ; Stanzas for music
p. [xiii]-xv
Signatures: [A]⁸ B-N⁸; 2 leaves tipped in between A² and A³; vertical chain lines
Includes : untitled first part containing ca. 30 short poems; Sonnets : ca. 10 sonnets; Stanzas for music : ca. 16 song lyrics, without music
Additional t.p. tipped into first signature : includes engraved vignette signed : "Drawn by W. Brockedon" and "Engraved by E.L. Roberts" and quote : "'Tis evening: on Abruzzo's hill / The summer sun is lingering still."
[1] leaf with engraved vignette signed : "Drawn by T. Stothard, R.A." and "Engraved by Chas. Heath" and quote : "The profession : ---Then they fling / The snow-white veil aside, but ere they bring / The last black ensign of the awful rite, / In shroudless beauty stands that lovely thing."
T.p. quatrain : "The moving accident is not my trade; / To freeze the blood I have no ready arts; / 'Tis my delight alone in summer shade / To pipe a simple song for thinking hearts." (Wordsworth)
Dedication : "To Zillah Madonna Watts : This volume is most affectionately inscribed."--Page v
Introductory poem, signed Wither. -- p. [vii]
Advertisement : " ... several new poems will be found in the present edition ... with one or two exceptions, the contents of this volume were written several years ago - between the ages of 16 and 21." (signed A.A.W. London. June 25, 1824) -- p. [xi]-xi
Erratum : p. xv
Notes : p. 181-189
"Reviewers opinions of the work" : includes 9 laudatory reviews of author's poetry. -- [1]-[2] at back of book
Pressed boards with green paper covers; spine of brown paper with light brown lettering piece with title: "Poetical sketches."