London: T. Cadell Junior and W. Davies, 1796. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo. [a]4, b2, B-H8, I4, K2. 96 pp. Collates complete. Bound in tree calf with gilt tooling on the edges of the boards, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, edges speckled, decorations and lettering in gilt and a green morocco label on the spine (appears to have been rebacked). Four copper-engraved plates of illustrations by Thomas Stothard with engravings by James Neagle. The Pleasures of Memory was Roger's most successful work and the one for which he is best remembered. The first edition was published in 1792 and, as the present volume shows, a number of printings were done within the first few years after publication. Rogers is perhaps best-known today for his friendships with and support of important literary figures including Byron and Wordsworth (Kunitz & Haycraft, 526-527), but he was a literary figure of some import during his lifetime. This is an attractive example of an early printing of his best-known work. Very Good. Item #00007950
Nineteenth century gift inscription on recto of the free front endpaper, front board sightly warped.