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TICKELL, Richard (1751--1793)
Anticipation: containing the substance of His M-------y's most gracious speech to both H------s of P----l-----t, on the opening of the approaching session, together with a full and authentic account of the debate which will take place in the H----e of C------s, on the motion for the address, and the amendment. With notes. (First published three days before the opening of the session.) The tenth edition, corrected.
London: printed for T. Becket, 1780.
[2], 74 p.; 21.5 cm. (8º)

First published in 1778. Anonymous. Attributed to Richard Tickell (see: Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 49, 1779, p.411, 74). A witty satire that correctly forecast the speeches of the King, Edmund Burke, Fox, and others on the subject of the American Revolution, that was widely reprinted and imitated earning Tickell the sobriquet 'Anticipation' Tickell by which his reputation endured. The idea was soon taken up in other directions, most notably by 'Roger Shanhagan' in The exhibition, or a second anticipation: being remarks on the principal works to be exhibited next month, at the Royal Academy [1779]. (q.v.). ESTC t89719.

Copy Notes Bought from John Nash's sale (per John Williams) for 2s. (with eight 'others' and 'Probationary Odes'); lot 3 in R.H. Evans sale catalogue, 15--20 July 1835 (q.v.). (Spiers Box, 'Purchases through personal friends'; Curatorial Papers/Bailey, outsize box 16). One of the other books in this lot may have been the copy of Proceedings in an action for debt between the Right Honourable Charles James Fox, plaintiff, and John Horne Tooke, Esq. defendant, 1792 (q.v.) which is identically bound.

Binding Late C18th half sprinkled sheep,blue paper boards, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 98


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