Seventeen Hundred and Ninety-One: a Poem, in Imitation of the…

Seventeen Hundred and Ninety-One: a Poem, in Imitation of the thirteenth Satire of Juvenal... by MURPHY, Arthur.

~ Seventeen Hundred and Ninety-One: a Poem, in Imitation of the thirteenth Satire of Juvenal... London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson... 1791.

4to (231 × 188 mm), pp. [iii]–xi, [1], 29, [1]; without the half-title and final advertisement leaf; a few light spots, finger-marking to title; old embossed library stamp to initial few leaves; recent marbled wrappers.

Scarce first edition, dedicated ‘to the Memory of Samuel Johnson... by a Friend...’ Murphy (1727–1805) was a successful Irish actor and dramatist, who introduced Johnson to Mrs Thrale. He here pays tribute to Johnson’s two great imitations of Juvenal, London and The Vanity of Human Wishes. Jackson, p. 170.

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