Epistle from the Honourable Charles Fox, Partridge-shooting, to the Honourable…

~ Epistle from the Honourable Charles Fox, Partridge-shooting, to the Honourable John Townshend, cruising. London: Printed for R. Faulder … 1779.

4to (234 × 194 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 14; inscribed ‘From the Author’ on the title, and with five ms. corrections in the text; complete with the half-title (loose); creased where previously folded; disbound.

First edition, presentation copy. ‘Terse and elegant’ (Monthly Review) sporting political humour, with reference to America: ‘Oft too, while all around my pointers stray, / With patriot names I cheer them on their way: / No servile ministerial runners they! / Not Ranger then, but Washington, I cry: / High on! Paul Jones, re-echoes to the sky: / Toho! old Franklin—Silas Deane, take heeds!— / Cheer’d with the sound, o’er hills and dales they speed …’. Jackson, p. 71; Sabin 95795.

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