The Works of the British poets. [electronic resource] : With lives of the authors, / by Ezekiel Sanford. : Vol. I. Chaucer, &c.[-Vol. XXV. Young].

Philadelphia: : Published by Mitchell, Ames, and White. William Brown, printer., 1819.
Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 50171.
25 v. : ill., ports. ; 15 cm.
English poetry.
Poets, English -- Biography.
Poems -- 1819.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Vol. 1 has added engraved title page: First American edition of the British poets in fifty volumes. Signed: Lawson sc.
Vol. 18-21, 23, and 25 have title: The works of the British poets, with lives of the authors. Edited by Robert Walsh, Jr.
"Mr. Ezekiel Sanford, the gentleman originally engaged to execute the literary part of this edition of the British poets, being obliged, by severe indisposition, after having prepared the volumes to which is name his affixed, to desist from the prosecution of the enterprise, the publishers have resorted to Mr. Robert Walsh, Jun. ... The plan chalked out by the first editor, will be pursued by his successor, with but a few slight variations ... The publishers expect to have the remaining twenty-five volumes ready for delivery to subscribers, during the summer of eighteen-hundred and twenty."--Advertisement, v. 1, p. [iii]. Vol. 26-50 were apparently never published.
Vol. 1-17, 22, 24 copyright March 16, 1819 by Ezekiel Sanford. Vol. 18-21, 23, 25 copyright Nov. 9, 1819 by Mitchell, Ames, and White.
Frontispieces variously illustrated by R. Cook, William Humphreys, Richard Westall, H. Singleton, John Opie, and T. Stothard. Engraved by William Humphreys, C. Tiebout, J.B. Longacre, J. Neagle,and Kneass, Young & Co. Some frontispiece plates printed by B. Rogers.
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 50171).
Sanford, Ezekiel, 1796-1822, ed.
Walsh, Robert, 1784-1859, ed.
Cook, Richard, 1784-1857, ill.
Humphrys, William, 1794-1865, ill.
Westall, Richard, 1765-1836, ill.
Singleton, Henry, 1766-1839, ill.
Opie, John, 1761-1807, ill.
Stothard, Thomas, 1755-1834, ill.
Lawson, Alexander, 1773-1846, engraver.
Tiebout, Cornelius, 1777-1832, engraver.
Longacre, James Barton, 1794-1869, engraver.
Neagle, James, 1760?-1822, engraver.
Kneass, Young & Co., engraver.
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