[WILLIAMS, John]. ‘Anthony PASQUIN’. ~ A Postscript to the New Bath Guide. A Poem. By ANthony Pasquin. London: Printed for J. Strahan... 1790.
8vo (201 × 124 mm), pp. xiv, , 18-152; ornaments; contemporary quarter sheep, marbled boards, spine worn; inscription to front free endpaper: ‘J. Thurston / March 7th 1790’, stencilled crest to opposite pastedown; a nice, usophisticated copy.
First edition. Anthony Pasquin was frequently at war with the critics, especially those of the Critical Review, but even they granted that in this staire, ‘he discovers, in the delineation of low characters, some kind of humour. His Margery Cockney and Phalim O’Shaughnessy are not unentertaining, though their jokes are not always very delicate, or very new.’ Jackson, p. 160.