The Course of Time: A Poem, in Ten Books - Robert Pollok 1833 - William Blackwood, Edinburgh - Twelfth Edition ‘Sweet tears! the awful language, eloquent
Of infinite affection, far too big
For words’

A beautifully bound copy of Scottish poet Robert Pollok’s much admired epic poem, first published to great acclaim in 1827. Often compared to Milton’s
Paradise Lost, the poem explores grand themes, such as biblical ideas of the apocalypse to Scottish Romantic philosophy. Pollok’s work was an immediate success, and subsequently twenty-five editions were printed over the course of fifty years, with more than 60,000 copies sold.
  Robert Pollok (1798-1827) was born in Renfrewshire and was a graduate of the University of Glasgow. Sadly, he died of tuberculosis just months after the first publication of The Course of Time. The poem fell into relative obscurity after the beginning of the twentieth century.

References: Domonye-Lyttle, ‘The Poem That Time Forgot’
University of Glasgow, web. ‘Robert Pollok’ East Renfrewshire Heritage Collection, web.
Octavo (10.5 x 17 cm). pp. [10] 394 [6].
  Elegantly bound in early 20th century full dark turquoise crushed morocco, red, green, and gilt motif of interwoven leaf and floral onlay to centre and corners of upper board, motif repeated in gilt to rear, spine in six panels with gilt lettering and leaf and floral motif, triple gilt fillet turn-ins, all edges gilt, green endpapers.   Condition: Fine in near fine binding, hint of rubbing to corners, chip along head of spine, rear joint beginning to crack.   Ref: 108094   Price: HK$ 3,500