London, South Kensington
24 September 2008
[?COMBE, William (1741-1823)]. The Grand Master or Adventures of Qui Hi? in Hindostan. A Hudibrastic Poem in Eight Cantos by Quiz. London: Thomas Tegg, 1816. 8°. Folding hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, pictorial title and 26 plates by Thomas Rowlandson, one with sepia wash, with the errata slip at end (lacking C8, as often, but text complete, blank corner torn away from I4, occasional light spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf (rebacked with new spine in old style). Abbey Travel 437; Tooley 412. "The book is a fierce satire directed against Lord Moira, Marquis of Hastings, then the Governor General [of India]. Usually [C8] is not present, the text being complete in these cases with the pagination jumping from 30 to 33, since the end of the first canto was rewritten. The errata slip is often missing" (Abbey).
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