The Patriot: a Pindaric Address to Lord Buckhorse. The second…

~ The Patriot: a Pindaric Address to Lord Buckhorse. The second Edition. With an Appendix... Cambridge: Printed by Fletcher and Hodson. And sold by J. Dodsley... S Crowder... J. Almon... and M. Hingeston... London. 1768.

4to (228 × 183 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 67, [1]; printed on good-quality paper; with the ink inscription ‘R. Graves, from the Author Christopher Ansty Esq’ at foot of title, ms corrections (authorial?) to p. 64; first and last pages a little dusty; disbound.

Second edition, presentation copy to, presumably, Richard Graves (1715–1804), author of the novels The Spiritual Quixote (1773) and Columella (1779), which Anstey is known to have particularly admired. The appendix (pp. 44–67) contains ‘The Author’s Conversation with his Bookseller’, an amusing depiction of Mr Slider, a bookseller, the various customers who frequent his shop, and what they like to read.

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