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Lot 219
HURDIS (JAMES)] The Village Curate, a Poem, FIRST EDITION, 1788; and others by Hurdis (6)
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The Village Curate, a Poem, FIRST EDITION, half-title, early ownership inscription of E. Falconer on title, contemporary mottled calf gilt, 1788; idem, second edition, half-title, early ownership inscription and bookplate of John Austen, contemporary half calf, 1790; Adriano; or, the First of June, a Poem, second edition, modern boards, 1792, J. Johnson; Poems, 3 vol., contemporary calf gilt, Oxford, J. Parker, 1808, bookplates of Simon and Judith Adams Nowell-Smith, 8vo (6)


  • James Hurdis (1763-1801) was born near Seaford in Sussex, the county in which he remained throughout his life, inspiring his best poetry including his The Village Curate, a blissful evocation of the Wealden landscape.
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