Lot 393: ...Epistola Poetica Familiaris... 1776 (1777).
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Cartoons] Ad C. W. BAMPFYLDE, Arm: EPISTOLA POETICA FAMILIARIS, In Qua Continentur Tabulae quinque ab eo excogitatae, Quae Personas Repraesentant Poematis Cujusdam Anglicani, Cui Titulus An ELECTION BALL. Auctore C. Anstey, Arm: Bath: S. Hazard: Prostant venales apud S. Hazard, & W. Hibbart, et singulos ibidem Bibiopolas. J. Dodsley, J. Wilkie, Londoni. Fletcher & Hodson, Cantab. & J. Fletcher, Oxon. M.DCC.LXXVI. Pret: 5s. (Bottom of last page: Dabam Bathoniae, Anno. ineunte M.DCC.LXXVII. (2 cartoons have Published as the Act Directs Dec. 1776 handwritten below their image. 3 cartoons have Dec. 1776 date engraved.) 6 partial page engravings: 5 political cartoons + title page decoration. The cartoons are engraved by Hibbart after C. W. Bampfylde. The text is a poem in Latin by Christopher Anstey.  leaves and plates including engr title. Full leather, marbled eps. Joints split, spine, corners, and edges of covers worn. Interior near fine. .8 Lb.