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[SCOTT-WARING, John 1747-1819]
[JOSEPH BANKS] The school for satire: or, a collection of modern satirical poems written during the
present reign. London : Printed and sold by Jaques and Co. Lombard-Street, Fleet-Street, 1801. First edition (reprinted in 1802). Octavo, contemporary half sheep over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and rule, front paste-down with two twentieth century bookplates, bound without the half-title, [vii], 416 pp, (pp 81-96 duplicated in pagination), contents clean and crisp, a very good copy. A collection of sixteen satirical pieces, includingAn Epistle from Oberea, Queen of Otaheite, to Joseph Banks, Esq. (now the Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Banks. K. B. P. C. President of the Royal Society, &c. &c. &c. &c.). Translated by T. Q. Z. Esq. Professor of the Otaheite Language in Dublin, and of all the Languages in the undiscovered Islands in the South Sea. Enriched with historical and explanatory Notes. An Epistle from Oberea, first published in 1774, is a satire written in verse imitating the style of Ovid, on the imagined romantic liaison between the Queen of Tahiti and Sir Joseph Banks. It was published anonymously, but is now generally accepted to be the work of Scott-Waring, a major in the British East India Company. The school for satire is unrecorded in Australian collections.
Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books [Melbourne, Australia]

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