Ode to Mr. Pinchbeck, upon his newly invented Patent Candle-Snuffers,…

~ Ode to Mr. Pinchbeck, upon his newly invented Patent Candle-Snuffers, by Malcolm M‘Greggor, Esq [pseud.]... The second Edition. London: Printed for J. Almon... 1776.

4to (239 × 196 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 11, [1]; disbound.

Second edition, first published the same year. ‘Witty and pleasant’ (Monthly Review).

‘“Pinchbeck was a celebrated Toyman... He was not less known as a personal Favourite of the King, who had particular delight in new fashioned watches and dials; and thence Pinchbeck was satirically enrolled in the List of secret Tools, who first affected to call themselves & were afterwards to justly odious as the King’s Friends, & as the Authors or Agents of all those ruinous measures which disgraced & sunk the Nation” (i.e. the loss of the American colonies’ (Gaskell).

There are numerous topical references, including to Samuel Johnson and George Washington. cf. Jackson, p. 47 for the first and fifth editions (both 1776); Gaskell 17n. Adams, 79-94b. This edition not found in the BL catalogue.

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