Book ID: 22171 The Meretriciad. EDWARD THOMPSON.

The Meretriciad.

Place and Imprint: (London:) Printed for the Author and Sold by C. Moran, 1761.
Edition: Second edition, “Revised and Corrected, with Large Additions”.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T74956; NCBEL II, 687.
Condition: Very good copy.
Book ID: 22171

Physical Description

4to, disbound, 46 pages.


The first of several works by Edward Thompson (1737-1786), a naval officer, poet and friend of many in the literary circles, including Garrick (mentioned here), Wilkes and Sheridan. The Meretriciad, which went through six editions within a few years, celebrates in verse the charms of the famous English courtesan Kitty Fisher and some of her colleagues. Thompson wrote other works on courtesans, and his first work of collected poetry was entitled The Court of Cupid (1770).

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