The Whig Club, or a Sketch of modern Patriotism, comprising the following Characters: Mr. F–x, Lord H––d, [and 72 others] &c. &c. &c.

London, W. Priest, 1794.

8vo, pp. iv, 220; light foxing, dust-staining to title, offsetting to final leaf; a good copy in recent blue buckram, spine lettered in gilt; omissions identifies in ink and pencil, a newspaper clipping dated 1914 tipped in.

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First edition of Pigott’s satirical ad homines attack on the Whigs. The Whig Club ‘offered a scurrilous account of ‘offered a scurrilous account of élite London society, with which [Pigott] seems to have been well acquainted’ (ODNB). The text was issued also by Crosby, and both booksellers released a second edition within the year.

An early hand has provided many names where omitted by the publisher.

ESTC T72789.

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