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TAYLOR, John (1757--1832)
The Caledonian comet.
London: printed for W. Dwyer, 1810.
22, [2] p. ; 20.7 cm. (8°)

Anonymous. A satire in verse by John Taylor, editor of The Morning Post and one of Soane's close friends in later life, on the current fashion for 'the Old Ballad style of poetry' which, he claims, 'has obviously misled men of real talents and knowledge.' (p. [iii]). With half-title and final blank leaf. A satirical poem on Sir Walter Scott. The work received a riposte in the form of The Caledonian Comet Elucidated, London, 1811. A reply in verse by Martha Ann Sellon.

Copy Notes Copy 1: With original (?) C19th unprinted brown paper wrappers present. Title-page inscribed in ink John Soane Esq. / from the Author. With a single-page ALs from the author dated 19 May 1810, presenting this work to Soane.
Copy 2: Bound in a volume of miscellaneous pamphlets.

Binding Copy 1: Bound in a numbered series of late 19th century half calf pamphlet volumes. (Archive, Trustees' Minutes 18 June 1866). With binder's stamp 'Bound By Mansell' on front pastedown.
Copy 2: C19th blue paper boards, brown paper spine lettered in ink 'Miscel-/Laneous// Fulchers/ Hints// Pont-Noir// On Brick/ Bond &c./ B[?]'. Later numbered '90' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 3422


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