The Wreath of Fashion, or, the Art of Sentimental Poetry…

~ The Wreath of Fashion, or, the Art of Sentimental Poetry … London: Printed for T. Becket … 1778.

4to (262 × 210 mm), pp. iv, 14, [2] advertisement leaf; disbound.

First edition: a popular work which enjoyed a number of reprints. ‘We consider this as the best poem that hath been published for some time past … the offspring of genius, which shines forth among the late nameless and numberless productions of the press … The Wreath of Fashion is an elegant satire, chiefly levelled at the false taste of sentimental poetry in all its branches’ (Monthly Review). Jackson, p. 68.

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