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MANN, William.
Poems, on Sacred, Philanthropic, & Rural Subjects; Composed Chiefly in a State of Blindness of Nearly Forty Years Duration.

pp. iv, (5)-88. Woodcut head-piece to the first poem. Original cloth, title in gilt within an oval frame on the front cover, rear free end-paper cut out, occasional marginal foxing else a very good copy.

*COPAC records two copies only - the British Library and the Bodleian. Mann's first book was 'The Asylum for the Blind, a poem; including an eulogy on the city of Bristol, and its benevolent institutions; also, an account of the pursuits and employment of the blind at the asylum ... To which are added poems on various subjects. [With a supplement.]'. 1823 [also in the BL only]. In addition, he published - 'A brief account of the life of the late William Gifford, Esq. : to which is added an elegy on his death, and other poems.' Only Exeter University has this and they ascribe a date !826?. Both these poems are included above. SEE also R. N. WORTH The Three Towns Bibliotheca [Plymouth - Devonport - Stonehouse], Supplement, page 319.

Printed by Jenkin Thomas, for the Author, And Sold by him at his House, nearly opposite the Baptist Chapel, Ashburton [Devon]. Plymouth.

Date Published: 1846. 8vo. in 4s.

Stock No. 61835

Price: 250.00