Harequin-Horace: or, the art of modern poetry. Tempora mutandur, & nos mutamur in illis.

London: Printed for Lawton Gilliver, 1731. Unpaginated preliminaries [Dedication, vii], 59p., the last or 60th page a publisher's menue (Lawton Gilliver printed Pope's Dunciad, from which this item derives); 8x4.7 inch disbound self-wraps, edges tinted after cropping, wood-engraved frontispiece and terminal device, titlepage rubricated. First half of textblock is affected by a light dampstain to lower corner, triangular, 3 inches on a side, no loss of legibility. Cropping deprived the frontis of its lefthand margin and several letters (at least) of caption. Outermost pages (verso frontis and menu) are dust-soiled (menu has also a tiny tear and wear), and have splits at spine attachments. A good copy; the uncredited Mr. Miller dedicates his pastiche to a particularly loathed contemporary, identifing him only as J--n R--h, who is sure to like this "Horace turn'd Harlequin,with his Head where his Heels should be."

Cat.No: 179090

Price: $85.00