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COXE, Peter, auctioneer (d. 1844)
[Homer's Prophecy! or The Battle of Waterloo. Advertisement]
In the press, and speedily will be published, handsomely printed, in one volume, small octavo. Homer's prophecy! or the Battle of Waterloo; a cento, selected from Pope's translation of The Iliad and Odyssey, with additions and alterations ... to supply deficiencies, and combine the story in one unbroken chain ... accompanied by notes; by Peter Coxe. ...
[London]: [1815 or after].
[2] p. ; 31.9 cm. (2°)

Half-sheet, drop-head title, verso blank. There is no evidence that the cento (defined in Johnson's Dictionary as 'A composition formed by joining scraps from other authors'), which 'When published, [was] to be had of Mr. Booth, Duke Street, Portland Place, and of all other Booksellers ...' ever appeared.

Binding Loose sheet.

Reference Number 1991


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