The Duellist. A Poem. In three Books. by CHURCHILL, Charles.

~ The Duellist. A Poem. In three Books. London: Printed for W. Flexney... G. Kearsly... J. Coote... C. Henderson... J. Gardiner...and J. Almon. 1764.

4to (268 × 205 mm), pp. [4], 49, [1], with half-title. Preserved in modern marbled boards.

First edition. ‘The Duellist (January) treats of the duel with Martin and other apparent attempts by the administration to have Wilkes assassinated. It is Churchill’s last work in octosyllabics: all his later published satires are in heroic couplets. He earned altogether £450 from The Author and The Duellist, so, with a new publication almost every month, he must have been an unusually wealthy professional poet’ (Oxford DNB). Rothschild 623.

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