The Album of Streatham; or, Ministerial Amusements. An Authentic Edition.…

~ The Album of Streatham; or, Ministerial Amusements. An Authentic Edition. To which are added, the Bulse; a Pindaric Ode: Jekyll; an Eclogue: and the Journal of the Right Hon. Henry Dundas... the Second Edition. London: For J. Ridgway..., 1788.

8vo (212 × 128 mm), pp. [iii]-vii, [1], 73, [1], without half-title; disbound; title-page detatched.

Second edition (there was a previous edition of the same year, entitled Extracts from the Album at Streatham); Anti-Pitt satires offered as a companion to the Rolliad and Probationary Odes attributed to whig writer Joseph Richardson. The Monthly Review commented: ‘It has been said, the “wit is of no party;” but it seems, of late, to have attached itself to the OUTS; who, not being, like Abel in the Committee, overburthened, “neck and shoulders with the weighty affairs of state,” have nothing to do but to amuse themselves, and the public, with the pleasures of imagination.’ Not in Jackson, which lists the other edition of 1788 and one of 1789.

Print this page View basket Price: £120.00