Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  The festoon, a select collection of epigrams, panegyrical, satyrical, amorous. Moral, humorous, monumental. With an essay on that species of composition, by the author of The spiritual Quixote, Euphrosyne, &c. The fourth edition considerably augmented.
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
Image Not Yet Available
THE FESTOON ...
The festoon, a select collection of epigrams, panegyrical, satyrical, amorous. Moral, humorous, monumental. With an essay on that species of composition, by the author of The spiritual Quixote, Euphrosyne, &c. The fourth edition considerably augmented.
London:, printed for W. Lane,, [1780?].
xxiv, 213, [1] p. ; 16.7 cm. (12°)

Edited by Richard Graves. Date from ESTC. First edition: 1766. This 'fourth' edition is, in fact, a reissue of the sheets of the second edition of 1767 with a cancel title-page. Includes 'An Essay on the Nature of the Epigram' (pp. [xiii]--xxiv) and a final leaf advertising Walter Harte's Aramanth, 1767, as 'Just Published'. Richard Graves was a close friend and biographer of William Shenstone, whose garden at The Leasowes featured tablets bearing epigrams composed by his friend. ESTC t86181.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting pp. 185--186. Inscribed in ink on front pastedown: July 14: 1804: / The Gift of John Soane / to his Mother:.

Binding C18th tree-calf, gilt-tooled spine with floral motif in gilt triple-ruled and dotted spine compartments, black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1428

Additional Names Soane, Elizabeth (1760--1815); Soane, John (1786--1823); Graves, Richard (1715--1804)

If you have any further information about this book,
please contact us:

books@soane.org.uk