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AN EPISTLE ...
An epistle to a lady.
London: printed and published by William Horseman, [1808].
ix, [3], 40 p., [1] etch. pl. ; 25.4 cm. (4º)

Title-page set on verso of half-title which reads 'Traits Of All The Royal Dukes, And Legal Characteristics.' The 'Epistle' is a political satire in verse on the conduct of the war, accompanied by an ill-drawn double-page cartoon captioned 'He Cannot Go To Spain. Or Canning's Death Blow.' Both are probably the work of their publisher 'William Horseman'. With a dedicatory letter to the Duke of York signed & dated 'An Englishman. September 8, 1808' and a leaf of advertisements before the text. Pages [xi--xiii] advertise two other works published by Horseman. M.D. George, BM Satires, 11023; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 19736.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Bound (7) in a collection of pamphlets.
Copy 2: 26.5 cm. Imperfect; with title-page printed on recto of leaf and wanting the half-title. The plate is folded and coloured.

Binding Copy 1: C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, maroon spine-label lettered 'Pamphlets &c', later numbered '32' in a series of pamphlet volumes.
Copy 2: C19th half brown ribbed-morocco grain cloth, brown paper boards, gilt-ruled spine. Bound by George Richmond for 1s. 6d., 22 August 1853. (Curatorial Papers/Bailey/Parcel 1).

Reference Number 2203


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