Probationary Odes for the Laureatship: with a preliminary Discourse... by…

~ Probationary Odes for the Laureatship: with a preliminary Discourse... London: Printed for James Ridgeway... 1785.

8vo (222 × 130 mm) in half-sheets, pp. xlvi, 5–130, [2] (complete); with the half-title; early ink ownership inscription of J. B. Collins; closed tears to D1 (paper flaw); contemporary half calf, rebacked, corners worn, sides scraped; later bookplates, including William Anthony Glynn (1807–1865).

First edition: ‘A collection of satires and parodies by Richard Tickell and others, purporting to be the competitive essays of Thomas Warton’s rivals for the laureatship’ (ESTC), among them Mason and Macpherson, together with Recommendatory Testimonies supposedly written by Hanway, Boswell, Lord Monboddo, Burney, Warren Hastings, Hannah More etc. Jackson, p. 118.

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