The Poetical Works - William Cowper, H.S. Milford (editor) 1934 - Oxford University Press, London - Fourth Edition ‘Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more.’

A excellent copy – finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe – of the poetical works of William Cowper, including his poems ‘Epitaph on a Hare’ and ‘The Task’, together with his Olney Hymns and his translations from classical Latin and Greek verses. Edited and with a preface by H.S. Milford.
  William Cowper (1731-1800) was the foremost poet of the generation between Alexander Pope and William Wordsworth. For several decades Cowper likely had the largest readership of any English poet, his immense popularity owing much to his advocacy of religious and humanitarian ideals. He was also highly regarded among his fellow poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge once calling him ‘the best modern poet’.

References: Poetry Foundation, web.

16mo (12.5 x 18 cm). pp. [2] xxx 684 [2].
  Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in half green morocco over green cloth, spine in six compartments with titles and decorative motif in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Near fine, a few faint scattered spots to endpapers, in near fine binding, one or two very faint spots to cloth.   Ref: 108266   Price: HK$ 1,600