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Caps Well Fit: or, Select Epigrams. Serious and Comic. By Titus, in Sandgate, and Titus, Everywhere.
Newcastle: Printed by T. Angus for T. Fishburn. 1785 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 12mo (in 6s), 143 x 88 mms., pp. [5] 6 - 190 [191 Errata, 192 blank], but misprinted, with pages 164 - 180 misnumbered 174 - 190, contemporary sheepskin, bordered in blind, later reback with two red morocco labels; occasional light foxing and staining, corners a bit worn, but a very good copy. The work consists of 134 eight-line verses, celebrating life in Sandgate, Newcastle, and elsewhere; here is an early sample: "To camp, to camp, the ladies tramp,/ You wonder much, you say./ But don't you know, the fact is so,/ They're soldiers, in their way?/ Those darting eyes, and tapering thighs, / Arrang'd to martial view;/ Then fair in field, cause more to yield,/ Than ever Caesar slew." Lowndes: The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature (1835) II, 345. Copies located in Newcastle; Yale, Newberry, Minnesota
      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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