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Reid 4911. An illustrated book with an engraved frontispiece and wood engraved illustrations entitled: 'Rejected addresses: or, The new theatrum poetarum.'
With a frontispiece illustration of 'The authors of rejected addresses.' Drawn by Harlowe and engraved by E. Finden. A double portrait. Lettered below the image: "From the original drawing in the possession of Mr Murray. Published by John Murray, Albermarle Street, 1833."
In a light red textile binding, lettered on the spin: "Rejected addresses. London John Murray."
Lettered on the title-page:
"Rejected addresses or, the new theatrum poetarum." with a quotation below:
"Fired that the House reject him! -S'death, I'll print it, And shame the fools!-Pope."
With publication details below:
"Twenty-first edition, carefully revised, with an original preface and notes by the authors. London: John Murray, Albermarle Street. 1847."
With wood engraved, vignette illustrations throughout. Described by GW Reid as follows:
Reid 3948. 'Cui Bono? By Lord B.' Lord Byron seated at a table, suffering ennui, and kicking down a globe with his left foot.
Reid 3949. 'Drury's Dirge by Laura Matilda.' The authoress seated on Mount Parnassus, dipping a pen which was made from the tail of Juno's peacock into an inkstand which is held by Cupid.
Reid 3950. 'A Tale of Drury Lane.' Higginbottom, the fireman, waving "his whizzing water-pipe" over his head to encourage his companions to rescue Muggins.
Reid 3951. 'Architectural atoms. Translated by Dr. B.' A satire on Dr. Busby's rejected address, intended for the opening of a new Theatre of Drury Lane, representing the bricks and beams of the building assembled for the reconstruction.
Reid 3952. 'The theatre.' Pat Jennings regaining his hat which had fallen off his head from the gallery to the pit of the theatre, aided by John Mullins and his friends who tie their handkerchiefs together.
Reid 3954. 'Punch's apotheosis. By TH.' Punch with various characters, principally those of Shakespeare's plays dancing in a circle.
1847 edition (Illustrations dated 1841.)
Letterpress, engraving and wood engraving.
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Height: 170 millimetres
Width: 104 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- According to Reid, 4911. First published in 1833, the eighteenth edition with six woodcuts, was the first issued with illustrations. Twentieth edition 1841. The twenty first edition is dated 1847.
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