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TAYLOR, John (1757--1832)
Verses on various occasions.
London: printed for B. Millan, printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; sold by J. Debrett; and Cullen and Co., 1795.
[6], 140 p. ; 20.6 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Dedication signed 'John Taylor'. Taylor, one of Soane's closest friends in later life, began his career following in the profession of his grandfather and father as 'Oculist to His Majesty' but later made his name as a writer and editor of journals including The Morning Post and The Sun. Taylor later wrote sonnets and other verses to Soane, which were included in his collection Poems on various subjects, 1827 (q.v.). ESTC t90954.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed in ink opposite title-page To John Soane Esq / As a small tribute / of the respect esteem / and friendship of / the Author. / Decr 28. 1816 / Sun Office. Author's MS. correction in ink on page 120, amending 'cook'ry' to crock'ry.
Copy 2: 20.5 cm. Inscribed in ink on title-page John Soane. Bound (1) with George Huddesford's Salmagundi, 1793 (q.v.), also thus inscribed presumably before the two works were bound together.

Binding Copy 1: C18th half red morocco, marbled-paper boards, gilt-tooled spine, gilt-lettered 'Taylor's Poems'.
Copy 2: C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Taylor's Poems & Salmagund'.

Reference Number 1387


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