David Lewis to Anne, Countess of Coventry; Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort ("Nov. 5. 1766 ... taken to the Library - from Ly Anne Coventry's books")
PRESENTATION COPY TO THE RELIGIOUS WRITER ANNE, COUNTESS OF COVENTRY ("Given by the Author to A: Coventry"), great-aunt of the book's dedicatee Charles Noel Somerset, later 4th Duke of Beaufort. This was the first publication of the poet David Lewis (1682-1760), and includes a number of poems by him and others, including John Dyer's 'Grongar Hill' (pp.223-31). A CLEAN COPY.
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