This book is in EXCELLENT shape. AKA The Compliant or Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality; Written by Edward Young and published by Robert Carter and Brothers. It's a 1st edition and written in 1851-almost 200 years old; worn by age; cloth hardback; 24 ct gold design on cover-front and back; 24ct gold leafing.
On title page, it says: "Sunt lacrymae rerum, et mentem mortalia tangunt" Virgil
Edward Young (1681-1765) was an English poet, best remembered for Night Thoughts.
Night-Thoughts is a long poem by Edward Young published in nine parts between 1742 and 1745. The poem is written in blank verse. It describes the poet's musings on death over a series of nine "nights" in which he ponders the loss of his wife and friends, and laments human frailties. It has 468 pages. All offers are considered.