8vo., pp. xi, [I], 102, , with the half-title and final errata/ advertisement leaf. Original blue paper boards, discreet new drab paper spine and label, a very good copy.
US $210 €171
First edition. Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden, Pope and Johnson are among the poets parodied.
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