PRIOR, MATTHEW The Poetical Works (2 Vols), London 1779, polished calf, the spine gilt in compartments centred by paterae, crimson and green morocco labels Vol I has the bookplate of James Leigh Perrot and Vol 2 that of Richard Brinsley Sheridan superimposed. This edition of Priors poems, admired throughout the Georgian period was bought out by the publisher T. Evans who dedicates it to Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It would seem that the original owner was J.L Perrot, the relation and influencer of Jane Austen and that subsequently came to the Sheridans.

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