THE CALF’S WILL, published with the Permission of his Executors...…

~ THE CALF’S WILL, published with the Permission of his Executors... London: Printed for G. Kearsley... 1777.

4to (258 × 210 mm), pp. [2], 15, [1]; without the half-title; some offsetting and light marginal browning; disbound.

Sole edition: the mock last will and testament of a calf, in verse. ‘The Duchess of Devonshire’s Cow brought forth this Calf; a witty calf, forsooth,—which makes a will, puts it into rhime, and leaves the following legacies; its brains to the Duke of D——; its prudence to the Duchess; its feet to Lady H—r—g—n, for jelly; its religion to Lord S—d—h; its oratory to Lord O—s—w; with a great deal more of the same second-hand worn-out stuff’ (Monthly Review). Jackson, p. 51.

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