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DUCK, Stephen (1705--1756)
A poem on the marriage of His Serene Highness the Prince of Orange, with Ann Princess-Royal of Great Britain. By Stephen Duck. The second edition. To which are added, An imitation of Horace's Ode on Pindar, in a letter to the author, by a clergyman. With the author's answer.
London: printed for W. Reason, 1735.
[2], 7, [1], 8 p. ; 33.3 cm. (2º)

First edition 1733/4. "A reissue of the first edition with a cancel title" (Foxon); with MS. corrections in ink on pp. [1] and 6 as recorded in all copies seen of the first edition (ESTC n11676). Stephen Duck, 'the Wiltshire Poet' was taken up at Court by Queen Caroline. 'An Imitation ...' has separate pagination, but the register is continuous. ESTC t219226; Foxon D475.

Copy Notes Formerly folded. Bound (11) 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 2141


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