Modern France: a Poem … by RICHARDS, George.

Modern France: a Poem … by RICHARDS, George.

~ Modern France: a Poem … Oxford: sold by J. Cooke; by G. G. J. and J. Robinson; F. and C. Rivington; T. and J. Egerton; and J. Stockdale, London; and W. Lunn, Cambridge. 1793.

4to (237 × 199 mm), pp. 18, [2]; mild foxing, waterstain to lower margin, final page dust-soiled; early ink ownership inscription (trimmed) to title; disbound.

First edition, the final page with 18 additional lines which ‘were added in the Recitation at the Theatre’, with references to Addison and Johnson. ‘A very high-coloured and just picture of the present sanguinary anarchy of France, which Richards well describes as tainting the air of Europe’ (British Critic). Jackson, p. 184.

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