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Book Description
First edition of this collection of poems by Mary Alcock, published posthumously by her niece, Joanna Hughes. The collection includes the poems ‘Instructions, supposed to be written in Paris, for the mob in England,’ ‘A receipt for writing a novel,’ ‘On the death of David Garrick’, ‘The air balloon’ and the long, rather heart rending poem, ‘The chimney-sweeper’s complaint’: ‘My legs you see are burnt and bruis’d, My feet are gall’d by stones, My flesh for lack of food is gone, I’m little else but bones’ (p. 23)
Author ALCOCK, Mary.
Date 1799
Binding uncut and partly unopened in the original paper backed boards, spine and corners worn, but still a good copy.
Publisher London: Printed for C. Dilly, Poultry
Condition FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. vii, [i] blank, [xxii] subscribers list, [ii] contents,183, [1] blank; title, L7, L8 and M5 torn without loss of text;

Price: £385.00

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