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[MOORE, Thomas]. Tom Crib's memorial to congress. With a preface, notes, and appendix. By one of the fancy.

London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. First edition.
8vo. xxxi, 88pp. With half-title. Original publisher's tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, joints cracked, some loss to spine and lettering-piece. Bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, short ink line to p.24 just touching text.
A deliciously satirical work by Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852) which parodies the Aix-la-Chapelle diplomatic conference, between Britain and her then allies, through the guise of a boxing match. The political pugilistic plea begins with a lengthy prefaratory address burdened with pseudo scholarship, with the poem itself being laden with nonsense footnotes.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 12150