Verses to the Memory of Garrick. Spoken as a Monody,…

~ Verses to the Memory of Garrick. Spoken as a Monody, at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane. London: Published by T. Evans … J. Wilkie … E. and C. Dilly … A. Portal … and J. Almon … 1779.

4to (263 × 205 mm), pp. 15, [1], plus an engraved frontispiece by Albanesi after de Loutherbourg (slightly offset onto the half-title); light foxing; disbound, frontispiece loose.

First edition, first issue, with ‘difference’ for ‘deference’ in the dedication (corrected by hand, as usual, now offset). It is dedicated to Georgiana, Countess Spencer, ‘whose approbation and esteem were justly considered by Mr. Garrick as the highest panegyrick his talents or conduct could acquire’. There were another three editions within the year. Jackson, p. 76; Lowe, Arnott & Robinson 2925; Rothschild 1844 (lacking the frontispiece).

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