Title: The Poetical Works.
Publisher: London: Jones & Company.
Publication Date: 1825
Book Condition: Very Good
xv, 223 printed pages. Portrait frontispiece and title page vignette (very slightly spotted). On engraved title: "University edition, 1823". Contemporary ink ownership inscription ("July 20. 1833. Louisa. The gift of her affectionate aunt Mary Shepherd"). All edges gilt. Sextodecimo, 59 x 89 mm. Contemporary straight-grained, burgundy morocco, raised bands and elaborate tooling to compartments in gilt, gilt titling, covers with scrolling fleurons in gilt, blind pointille and floral corner-piece borders. Original yellow endpapers, inner gilt dentelles. A very good copy, a little rubbed, contents clean. An attractively bound copy of the poet and physician Akenside's (1721-1770) works, first published in 1772, in small but perfectly legible type. His contemporarily popular poem Pleasures of the Imagination (pp. 2-120) "deeply influenced" Wordsworth and Coleridge; the Romantics were "particularly attracted by the emphasis Akenside placed on the imagination and his active engagement with aesthetic and epistemological theory" (ODNB). Bondy, 84. Spielmann, 230. Welsh, 77. Seller Inventory # 5184