[JEPHSON, Robert.] ~ An Epistle to Gorges Edmond Howard, Esq. with notes explanatory, critical, and historical, by George Faulkner, Esq; and Alderman... the third edition. Dublin: Printed for Pat. Wogan, 1771.
8vo (199 × 121 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 32; leaves darkened and rather musty; disbound; faint stamp of the Mercantile Library, Philadelphia.
Third edition. ‘An excellent piece of humour, by which the Reader who is acquainted with the character of Mr. Faulkner, the printer, will be highly entertained, at the expence of that gentleman’ (Monthly Review). The author, an Irish soldier and dramatist, here targets Howard, a legal writer and tedious tragedian, in a style parodying George Faulkner, the Dublin printer, who was well known for his pompous verbosity. All early printings are scarce. O’Donoghue, p. 214 (‘fifth edition’); CBEL II, 844 (‘third edition’).