Gotham. A Poem. Book I; [Book II]; [Book III]. by…

~ Gotham. A Poem. Book I; [Book II]; [Book III]. London: Printed for the author, and sold by W. Flexney... G. Kearsley...C. Henderson... J. Coote...J. Gardiner... and J. Almon. 1764,

Three parts bound together, 4to (258 × 204 mm) pp. [4], 24; [iv], 32; [4], 31, [1], complete with half-titles, book III with author’s name added to title in contemporary manuscript. Preserved in modern marbled boards.

First editions. ‘Gotham, in three books published serially in February, March, and August, creates the comic fiction of Churchill as the carnivalesque monarch of a utopian society (the legendary wise fools of Gotham), and offers conventionally wise advice to a young patriot king’ (Oxford DNB).

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