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This is an excellent copy of Bloomfields Wild Flowers. Contents include Shooters Hill, A Visit to Ranelagh, Love of the Country and many more. Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823) was a British poet. He worked as a shoemaker under his brother George in London, endured extreme poverty, manufactured Aeolian harps, and embarked unsuccessfully in the book-trade. This is a very nice edition of this book with the lovely plates. We also have a matching copy of Rural Tales, by the same author. Poems titles: 1 Abner and the widow Jones, a familiar Ballad; 2 To my Old Oak Table; 3The Hocrkey, a Provincial Ballad; 4 The Broken Crutch, a Tale; 5 Shooters Hill; 6 A Visit to Ranekagh; 7 Love of the Country; 8 The woodland Hallo; 9 Burnham Water; 10 Marys Evening Sigh; 11 Good Tidings; or, News from the Farm. Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823) was a British poet. He worked as a shoemaker under his brother George in London, endured extreme poverty, manufactured Aeolian harps, and embarked unsuccessfully in the book-trade.
The binding is very tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. There is some very minor rubbing to extremities but the binding is generally in excellent condition. Internally, the book is bright but there is some sporadic spotting throughout the text (see pictures for typical examples). There is also a copperplate ownership inscription dated 1868 on the second page. A very rare book of refreshing poems, full of simple manners.