An Election Ball, in Poetical Letters from Mr. Inkle, at Bath, to his Wife at Glocester: With a Poetical Address to John Miller, Esq. at Batheaston Villa . . . By the Author of the New Bath Guide. CHRISTOPHER ANSTEY.

An Election Ball, in Poetical Letters from Mr. Inkle, at Bath, to his Wife at Glocester: With a Poetical Address to John Miller, Esq. at Batheaston Villa . . . By the Author of the New Bath Guide.

Publisher: Bath: Printed for the Author, by S. Hazard, 1776.
Edition: Second edition, "with considerable additions." The first edition was published in folio the same year.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 638.
Condition: Some slight foxing; nice copy, with generous margins.
Book ID: 20740

Description

4to, later marbled wrappers, 64 pages. Engraved frontispiece by C. W. Bampfylde.

Comments

Anstey's Election Ball was unexpectedly popular, and he was encouraged to produce a revised second edition, to which he also added Bampfylde's wonderful frontispiece. The poem was written for (and won) a contest for a poem about “The Ancient and Modern Dress and Manners of the English Nation Compared.” See A. N. L. Munby “Anstey's Election Ball and The Epistle to Bampfylde" in The Book Collector's Quarterly, no. 16, 1934. Early ink notation on the title page.

Price: $325.00

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