Poetical Epistles to the Author of the New Bath Guide,…

Poetical Epistles to the Author of the New Bath Guide, from a genteel Family in ——shire by (ANSTEY, Christopher).

~ Poetical Epistles to the Author of the New Bath Guide, from a genteel Family in ——shire London: Printed by T. and J.W. Pasham... for T. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge, J. Dodsley... J. Johnson & Co.... B. White... J. Robson... London. 1767.

4to (244 × 190 mm), pp. [4], 27, [1] including half-title (with the early ownership inscription ‘J. Woodly’); browning to extreme margins, heaviest on half-title where there is also some associated slight fragility; modern quarter calf.

Sole edition of this anonymous New Bath Guide spin-off consisting of four witty letters in poetic form purporting to be by members of one family (surnamed ‘W—P—E’), in imitation of Anstey and his Blunderhead family. It concludes with a good-humoured hunting invitation to Anstey. It was noted by both the Critical and Monthly Reviews, the former commending the author as ‘no despicable poet’.

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