1808 My Pocket Book; or, Hints For a Ryghte Merrie and Conceited Tour; in Quarto; to be Called "The Stranger in Ireland," in 1805 Libel. Sir John Carr Against Hood and Sharpe. Report of the Above Case, Tried at the Sitting After Trinity Term, Before Lord Ellenborough and a Special Jury, on Monday, the 25th July, 1808
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Colour Plates, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding
The third edition.
Illustrated with a colour folding plate to the frontispiece, and four sepia aquatint plates.
This third edition included a report of the rear, titled 'Libel. Sir John Carr Against Hood and Sharpe', with a seperate half-title and title.
Edward Dubois' satirical and entertaining spoof on the travels of Sir John Carr, 'The Stranger in Ireland', which had previously been published and gaining attention.
This publication, quickly going through editions, poked a nerve with Carr, who brought legal action against Hood and Sharpe. The case came before Lord Ellenborough in 1808, who summed up in favour of the defendant. A report on the case is included to the rear of this edition.
Bookplate of Thomas John Marker to the rear.
Collated, all plates are present. Lacking the final leaf of 'Libel'.
In a half calf binding with marbled paper the boards. Externally, generally smart, with some minor rubbing to the boards. Light bumping to the extremities. Spine is lightly faded. A few small marks to the boards and spine. Bookplate to the front paste down. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with some scattered spots. Light edge wear to the frontispiece. Chip to page 132, resulting in loss of text. Lacking the final leaf of 'Libel'. Tidemark to the head of the first few pages.
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