Drunken Barnaby’s Four Journeys to the North of England. In Latin and English Metre… A new edition, printed from the edition of 1778, illustrated with four new designs.

  • Brathwaite, Richard
  • London: Printed for T. and J. Allman 1822

£75

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Description

8vo, pp. [ii], 203 [7] + 4 lithographed plates. Title-page printed in red and black. Contemporary half green calf, marbled boards, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rules, red morocco label, others with blind tools. Some foxing to plates. Extremities worn, head of spine partially defective, front joint cracked but sound.

Notes

The eighth edition of a satirical text first published in Latin in 1638 under the pseudonym Corymbaeus, the real author being Richard Brathwaite (1587-1673). 'It is a remarkable example of the trend for topographical writings in the 1630s, but in its rollicking style it also prefigures some of the picaresque novels of the eighteenth century' (ODNB).

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