Anderson, Robert (Ed), The Works of the British Poets – With Prefaces Biographical and Critical, John and Arthur Arch and for Bell and Bradfute and J. Mundell and Co., London, 1792, First Edition, Good. Full Calf, 8vo. Fourteen volumes complete (1792-1807) – Volume One – , 728pp; Volume Two – 762pp; Volume Three – 756pp; Volume Four – 838pp; Volume Five – 728pp; Volume Six – xii, 780pp; Volume Seven – viii, 796pp; Volume Eight – xvi, 878pp; Volume Nine – xviii, 916pp; Volume Ten – xx, 1008pp; Volume Eleven – xxiv, 1250pp; Volume Twelve – xi, 880pp; Volume Thirteen – 828pp and Volume Fourteen – 866pp, 16pp adverts.
Uniform full mottled calf, later rebacked, title and volume in gilt to spines, gilt borders to covers, with gilt roll to edges and inner edges. Rubbed, especially to outer joints, though all joints holding well, corners bumped and worn, occasional chipping to headpieces, though generally in good order. Internally all joints reinforced with old cloth tape, some light browning, light foxing and light water staining throughout all volumes, but generally in decent order.
All volumes have an additional engraved title with attractive vignettes, volumes 12-14 lack the letterpress title (if called for) as estc notes volumes 1-11 have their own title pages dated from 1792-1795″ (EstcT2891)