The Macaroni. A Satire... by TWIGEM, Ferdinand, pseud.

The Macaroni. A Satire... by TWIGEM, Ferdinand, pseud.

~ The Macaroni. A Satire... London: Printed for G. Allen... 1773.

4to (270 × 210 mm), pp. [2], 19, [1], without the half-title; title slightly spotted, trace of old lateral crease to verso of final leaf; later wrappers.

First edition, rare. A satirical attack on the effeminate ‘coxcomical fops’ then to be seen depicted in the windows of all the print shops. In the words of the OED a Macaroni was ‘one of a class of 18th-c exquisites, consisting of young men who had travelled and affected continental tastes and fashions.’ ‘But now, alas! what pigmy monsters team? / What crowds of beaus effeminate are seen?’ Jackson, p. 21. ESTC: BL, Harvard, Huntington, Illinois, Yale (3 copies: Walpole, Beinecke and Sterling).

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