THE BAVIAD AND MAEVIAD [and] PROCEEDINGS ON THE TRIAL OF ROBERT FAULDER, William Gifford.

THE BAVIAD AND MAEVIAD [and] PROCEEDINGS ON THE TRIAL OF ROBERT FAULDER,

Bookseller (one of forty against whom actions were brought for selling The Baviad) for publishing a libel on John Williams, alias Anthony Pasquin, Esq. Pp. xx+188; f'cap. 8vo; early nineteenth century calf boards with decorative blind border, new spine, decorated in gilt compartments, with gilt lettered red leather title label, boards lightly worn; hinges strengthened, early ownership inscription on half-title page, a little light foxing and occasional slight soiling; J. Wright, London, 1800. Sixth edition. *The two most famous works by the controversial poet and critic William Gifford (1756-1826), who was described by Byron as the best satirist of his era. First published in 1791, The Baviad was a satire directed against the so-called Della Cruscans, a group of poets despised by Gifford as sentimental. The Maeviad (first published in 1795), was a similar attack against some minor dramatists. John Williams (alias Anthony Pasquin) was one of the writers lampooned in The Baviad. Item #046809

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