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Reid 4643. A book of 119 pages, bound in marbled card entitled: "The Modern Dunciad." With the title on the opening page, on the verso: "W. Wilson, Printer, 4, Greville-Street, London.
With an etched frontispiece illustration, described by GW Reid as follows:
Reid 401. A jackass munching a thistle while standing patiently under a heavy load, consisting mostly of the periodicals of the day, on the top of which an owl is perched. A great many other periodocals and papers, inscribed with the names of well known authors are strewn before him. A copy with slight variations from the title to the second edition of the original satire by Pope, 1729.
Lettered on the title-page:
"The Modern Dunciad, A Satire; with notes, biographical and critical."
With a quotation:
"Out with it Dunciad! let the secret pass,
That secret to each fool, that he's an ass." Pope.
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"Third Edition, with a new preface and considerable additions. London; Printed for Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange; and John Rodwell, New Bond Street. 1815."
Lettered at the end of the text: "W. Wilson, Printer, 4, Greville-Street, Hatton Garden, London. With an advertisement for a new edition of "Virgil in London." at the end of the text.
Letterpress book with etched frontispiece illustration and cardboard and leather binding.
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Height: 176 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 106 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Description from GW Reid: "A Descriptive Catalogue of George Cruikshank's Works."
The author of the text is identified as G. Daniel by AM Cohn and GW Reid.
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Associated Title: The Dunciad
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