THE MINSTREL; OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS : WITH OTHER POEMS, MANY OF WHICH, INCLUDING THE TRANSLATIONS, ARE NOW REPRINTED FROM THE SCARCE COPIES, AND ARE NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY OTHER EDITION; To which are prefixed, Memoirs of the Life of the Author, by Alexander Chalmers. James Beattie.
THE MINSTREL; OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS : WITH OTHER POEMS, MANY OF WHICH, INCLUDING THE TRANSLATIONS, ARE NOW REPRINTED FROM THE SCARCE COPIES, AND ARE NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY OTHER EDITION; To which are prefixed, Memoirs of the Life of the Author, by Alexander Chalmers
THE MINSTREL; OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS : WITH OTHER POEMS, MANY OF WHICH, INCLUDING THE TRANSLATIONS, ARE NOW REPRINTED FROM THE SCARCE COPIES, AND ARE NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY OTHER EDITION; To which are prefixed, Memoirs of the Life of the Author, by Alexander Chalmers

THE MINSTREL; OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS : WITH OTHER POEMS, MANY OF WHICH, INCLUDING THE TRANSLATIONS, ARE NOW REPRINTED FROM THE SCARCE COPIES, AND ARE NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY OTHER EDITION; To which are prefixed, Memoirs of the Life of the Author, by Alexander Chalmers

London: Rivington, Payne, Walker, et al, 1811. Leather_bound. xxxiv, 216 pages. Frontis of Beattie, three plates. Tan calf with gilt decorations to cover and spine compartments. Small octavo. All edges gilt. Spine title in gilt. Corners bumped, edgewear and outer front hinge chafed. Interior bright, clean. Nice copy. Very Good. Item #75554

Beattie [1735-1803] was a Scottish poet who was best known for his popular "Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth" and his poem "The Minstrel" which was first published in 1771, and is known for its fine descriptive writing. Beattie gained praise from Samuel Johnson.

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