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THE FUGITIVE MISCELLANY ...
The fugitive miscellany. Being a collection of such fugitive pieces, in prose and verse, as are not in any other collection. With many pieces never before published.
London: printed for J. Almon, 1774.
190, [2] p. ; 15.6 cm. (8º)

Edited by John Almon. A sequel to Almon's popular satirical collection The new foundling hospital for wit (q.v.), originally issued in six numbers in 1768. The continuation was intended to be issued in parts annually every March, printed 'in the same size as the New Foundling Hospital for Wit, in order that such Gentlemen as chuse to have both, may be enabled to bind them uniformly, whenever they please.' (p. [iii]). Two parts only were published, the second volume dated 1775; only the first is in the Soane Museum. Two pages of publisher's advertisements at the end. ESTC t118867

Copy Notes The first volume only. Bound as vol. 7 of an eight-volume set with a set of The new foundling hospital for wit as vols 1--6, and A companion for a leisure hour, 1769 (q.v.) as vol. 8, also published by Almon. The set was bought from Thomas Boone for 16s., 24 April 1806. (Spiers Box).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled spine, maroon spine-label gilt-lettered 'Fugitive Pieces 7'.

Reference Number 1552


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