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.