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John Gay
1716 Trivia or the Art of Walking The Streets of London First Edition Poem
Bernard Lintott, 1716. Condition: Good. Click here to see our other books! Trivia or the Art of Walking John Gay 1716 Bernard Lintott : London 7.5" by 5" [4], 1-80, [12]pp SUMMARY An exquisite first edition of John Gay's poem 'Trivia'. A scarce work, being one of 2000 copies printed. First Edition,Illustrated,Leather Binding Overall Condition: Near Fine This book weighs 0.5 KG when packed Australia Postage: £ Free UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 19.99 EU Postage: £ 15.99 European Postage: £ 16.99 Asia Postage: £ 21.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 25.99 DESCRIPTION A finely bound copy of this work. This is the first edition of the work, undated to title page though is known to be published in 1716. "Gay's best remembered poem, at once the finest mock-Georgic in English and without question the greatest poem on London life in English literature" - Irving. This is not the large paper edition, and has the phoenix headpiece to the first page and two printer's ornaments to pages 21 and 53 as called for. According to the ESTC the ornaments to pages 21 and 53 are also used by William Bowyer. This variant has C3 signed, as cited on ESTC reference no T13930. The same year as this publication there was a Dublin imprint and the second London edition due to its popularity. Trivia or the Art of Walking the Streets of London is a poem in three books. It is a graphic and humorous description of eighteenth century London. The narrative tone is mock-heroic form and is aimed at the idle upper and upper-middle class society. CONDITION In a lovely half crushed morocco binding. With cloth covered board … [Click Below for Full Description]
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