The Torpedo : a poem to the electrical eel, addressed to Mr. John Hunter, surgeon, and dedicated to the Right Honourable Lord Cholmondely.

Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
A new edition, with large additions.
Published/​Created
London : Printed, and sold by all the booksellers in London and Westminster, 1777.
Description
[2] leaves, iv, 19 p. ; 26 cm. (4to)

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Contained in
Multi-title collection including Retaliation : a poem and 10 other(s).
Notes
  • Signatures: [a]-b², B-F².
  • Engraved title vignette.
  • Verse satire on various public figures and their mistresses.
  • The 1st and 4th eds. are both dated 1777.
  • Ascribed variously to Chase Price and William Combe.
  • Not to be confused with "The electric eel" by "Adam Strong", sometimes ascribed to James Perry.
  • Princeton copy 1: No. 3 of a volume of pamphlets.
  • Princeton copy 2: Imperfect: half-title wanting, title vignette excised.
Binding note
Princeton copy 2: In old marbled boards with calf spine and corners; red leather spine label: Miscell. poems.
Provenance
Princeton copy 2: No. 10 of 11 titles in pamphlet vol. (27 cm.) from library at Frampton Court, with bookplate of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1809 or 10-1888), grandson of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816); later book label of J.O. Edwards.
References
  • NUC pre-1956 NT0277244
  • Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.) VI, 337
In
Multi-title collection including Retaliation : a poem and 10 other(s).
OCLC
19243868
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