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TODD, Henry John (1763--1845)
A remonstrance addressed to Mr. John Murray, respecting a recent publication.
London: printed for F.C. & J. Rivington, 1822.
[3], 6--20 p. ; 21.1 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Signed at the end 'Oxoniensis' i.e. the Revd. Henry John Todd. Printer's imprint of R. Gilbert on the verso of the half-title and on colophon. An early contribution to the extensive pamphlet war over Byron's 'Cain' which had first appeared in an edition by John Murray including 'Sardanapalus' and 'The Two Foscari' in 1821 (q.v.). See S.C. Chew, Byron in England: his fame and after-fame' (London: John Murray, 1924). Todd, librarian at Lambeth Palace and royal chaplain, was well-known as a classical scholar and as editor of Spenser, Milton and Johnson.

Copy Notes Wanting a half-title? Bought from W. Boone for 1s., 4 February 1822. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.8). Bound after the joint first edition of 'Cain', 'Sardanapalus' and 'The Two Foscari', which was purchased on the same occasion.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, black morocco spine-label. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 8d., 26 July 1830. (Spiers Box. Binding 51).

Reference Number 1381


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