Of the Use of Riches, an Epistle to the Right Honorable Allen Lord Bathurst. 

London, J. Wright for Lawton Gilliver, 1732. 

Folio, pp. [2], 20; C2 a cancel as usual; woodcut ornament to title and woodcut tailpiece; slight foxing to first and final leaves; a very good copy in modern boards, with old central fold and evidence of earlier stab-stitching.


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First edition, first issue, with p. 13 uncorrected and the erratum on p. 20. 

While Of False Taste had struck the architectural follies of the aristocracy, Of the Use of Riches took on the nouveau riche merchant classes, though with less bite (and causing less controversy) than the former poem.  Publication was in fact delayed until January 1733, despite the date on the title-page. 

Foxon P923; Griffith 280; Rothschild 1605. 

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