The Ghost. CHARLES CHURCHILL.

The Ghost.

Publisher: London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by William Flexney, 1762.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Rothschild 619; NCBEL II, 593.
Condition: Some foxing and stains; last leaf soiled; very good copy, with generous margins.
Book ID: 20832

Description

4to, modern gray boards. Boung without the half-title.

Comments

The first two books of Churchill's poetical rendition of the Cock-Lane Ghost story, about which both Johnson and Goldsmith had written. Churchill's version is strictly satirical, and he even dedicates several lines to making fun of Johnson: "Pomposo (insolent and loud), / Vain idol of a scribbling crowd, / Whose very name inspires an awe, / Whose ev'ry work is sense and law." Churchill's Ghost was published in installments, with two further installments appearing within the next year.

Price: $675.00

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