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“AND LEAVES THE WORLD TO DARKNESS AND TO ME”

GRAY, Thomas. Poems. London, 1768.

First collected edition of Gray's poetry, including his masterpiece "Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard" (first published in 1751), one of the most famous poems in the English language. Handsomely bound in contemporary morocco-gilt. $2200.

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“THE CURFEW TOLLS THE KNELL OF PARTING DAY…”

GRAY, Thomas. Works. London, 1835-53. Five volumes. Handsomely bound mixed 19th-century edition of Thomas Gray’s essays, letters and verse, including “the greatest of Gray’s poems—possibly the greatest of his century”—Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. $1400.

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“THEY ARE GREEK, THEY ARE PINDARIC, THEY ARE SUBLIME!”

(WALPOLE, Horace) GRAY, Thomas. Odes. London, 1797.

Original forgery of Gray's Odes, printed around 1797 by Thomas Kirgate at Walpole's famous Strawberry Hill Press. An exceptionally fine large copy, with two authentic impressions of Johann Sebastian Müller's portrait of Gray, after John Giles Eccardt (one cropped). $700.

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