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Criticisms on the Rolliad Part the First The Eighth Edition, Corrected and Enlarged [With] Probationary Odes for the Laureatship with a Preliminary Discourse Seventh Edition

By Joseph Richardson et al; John Hawkins

1787-1788

James Ridgway : London

8.5" by 5.5"

iv-xxviii, [1], 30-164pp, [2], xliv, [2], 3-131pp, [1]

 

 

 

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Two collections of satirical poetry bound as one, being an early edition of the satirical poem directed at William Pitt's the younger's administration.

The eighth edition of this satirical poem directed at the administration of William Pitt the Younger. A collaborative effort, this work takes the form of a piece of literary criticism of the epic poem 'The Rolliad'. With an engraved frontispiece and engraved title page. This work was originally published in a serial form for the early daily newspaper, the 'Morning Herald' from 1784-1785. This work is a very early, if not first edition in book form. The main victim of this satire is John Rolle, MP for Devon but further individuals mentioned include William Pitt, Henry Dundas and Charles Jenkinson. This poem was written by Joseph Richardson, George Ellis, Richard Tickell, French Laurence and Richard FitzPatrick. The second work to this volume is Sir John Hawkins' Probationary Odes. The seventh edition of this work. With publisher's adverts for Ridgway to the start of the work. Being an anthology of satires and parodies by Richard Tickell and others purporting to be the competitive essays of Thomas Warton's rivals for the laureatship. (ESTC) Richard Tickell was an English playwright and satirist. With the bookplate of one Alexander Adair to the front pastedown. This is likely to be the Adairs of Flixton Hall. Alexander Adair was the great grandson of Sir robert Adair of Ballymena and Custos Rotulorum of County Antrim.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Patches of light rubbing to the extremities and to the spine. Front joint and hinge are tender with cords showing. Rear hinge and joint are tender with cords showing. Lacking portions of spine label. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, Alexander Adair. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spots.

Overall Condition: Good

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