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Parnell, Thomas
AN ESSAY ON THE DIFFERENT STILES OF POETRY. FOR BENJ[AMIN]. TOOKE, 1713
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Parnell, Thomas
AN ESSAY ON THE DIFFERENT STILES OF POETRY. FOR BENJ[AMIN]. TOOKE, 1713
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,063 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Parnell, Thomas
AN ESSAY ON THE DIFFERENT STILES OF POETRY. FOR BENJ[AMIN]. TOOKE, 1713
8vo, first edition, presented by the author to john gay, with gay's inscription on the half-title ("J Gay. Ex dono Authoris"), modern brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, inscriptions and headlines slightly shaved
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Provenance

John Gay, presented to him by the author (inscription); the book and manuscript collector R.B. Adam (1863-1940), morocco book-label with vignette portrait of Samuel Johnson; the bibliographer and forger H. Buxton Forman (1842–1917), bookplate

Literature

Foxon P70; Rothschild 1512

Catalogue Note

a fine association copy. Parnell and Gay were both members of the Scriblerus Club, founded in 1712 with the aim of satirizing abuses of learning wherever they might be found. The other members included Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and John Arbuthnot.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London