The Pleasures of Hope, with other Poems - Thomas Campbell 1822 - Longman, London. Edinburgh - New Edition A finely bound early edition of this Glaswegian poets most well known work, two parts bound in one, illustrated with engravings by C. Heath from paintings by R. Westall.

‘Thomas Campbell's enormously popular poem, which inverts the theme of Samuel Rogers's The Pleasures of Memory, established the format the series of poems on the pleasures would adopt for a generation to come’

In addition to his poetry and lecturing, Campbell was actively involved in the foundation of University College London (originally known as London University).
  Sir Walter Scott on Campbell - ‘The beauties of an highly polished versification, that animated and vigorous tone of moral feeling, that turn of expression, which united the sweetness of Goldsmith with the strength of Johnson, a structure of language alike remote from servile imitation of our more classical poets, and from the babbling and jingling simplicity of ruder minstrels; new, but not singular; elegant, but not trite; justified the admirers of the Pleasures of Hope in elevating its author to a pre-eminent situation among living poets.

pp. 144 [2]. Front free endpaper (or halftitle?) excised.

Provenance: Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel K.B.E. (1856-1929) of Danvrallt, Carmarthenshire, with his armourial bookplate. Earlier ink name of M. Hunter crossed through.
  Bound in contemporary full crushed glazed burgundy morocco, spine and boards intricately decorated in blind and gilt with clover, grape and vine motif, boards with gilt blocked centrepiece, inner gilt dentelles, brown coated endpapers, all edges gilt,   Condition: Near fine, light foxing to first and last few pages, in very good binding, with wear to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 108582   Price: HK$ 1,800