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WHITEHEAD, Paul (1710--1774)
Manners: a satire. By Mr. Whitehead.
[London?], [1739?].
16 p. ; 33.3 cm. (2º)

Several editions of this verse satire on various court and clerical figures, some pirated, appeared in 1739; the publication led to the prosecution of the publisher Robert Dodsley by one of its targets, while Whitehead himself absconded. This edition has a bust in the vignette on the title-page. "Probably a clandestine London edition" (Foxon). The Soane copy has footnote symbol on p. 7: *; a variant has: [dagger]. ESTC t139152; Foxon W 419.

Copy Notes Formerly folded. Bound (10) in a collection of satirical pamphlets; the front pastedown inscribed in ink H Lushington 1766.

Binding C18th quarter pigskin (?), marbled-paper boards, red morocco spine-label gilt-lettered 'Miscellaneous Poems'. Numbered '62' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 3581


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