(SHERIDAN). ~ The Beauties of the Brinsleiad: or, a Sketch of the Opposition: a Poem. Interspersed with Notes. No. I. [all published]. London: Printed for John Stockdale. 1785.
8vo (220 × 130 mm), pp. 37,  with three final pages of advertisements; browned throughout, two stamps (one on title) of the Mercantile Library; modern pale blue boards.
First edition of these satires on Sheridan, Fox and others, in imitation (and part reply to) The Rolliad. No more issues were published.
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