London, South Kensington
1 September 2008
October; A Poem inscribed to the Fox-Hunters of Great-Britain. London: printed by R. Harbin, and sold by J. Morphew, 1717. 8°, with half-title, modern wrappers.
FIRST EDITION. RARE. ESTC records 4 copies of this issue at BL, Bodleian, Huntington (imperfect) and Yale. Foxon C-185 lists an equally rare subscribers' issue. Foxon C-186; Schwerdt II, p. 47: "Although inscribed to the fox hunters of Great Britain, the poem concerns Devonshire beer as much as the sport to be obtained in that county".
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