The Rolliad, in two parts; Probationary odes for the laureatship; and Political eclogues and miscellanies: with criticisms and illustrations. Revised, corrected, and enlarged by the original authors. The Twenty-Second Edition
London: James Ridgway, 1812. Octavo. Bound in old half calf and marbled boards, red page edges. pp xxxii, 535 + frontispiece illustration. Spine rubbed, wear to outer corners; rubbing to the marbled boards; broken joints neatly repaired internally with paper making the booksound (if a little too tight) in the binding; frontispiece and title leaf are browned; occasional foxing to text but text is clean and unworn otherwise. With ink inscription on the recto of the frontispiece " S. Johnes Knight. The Gift of John Villiers Shelley, Esq. June 26, 1837. The Rolliad owes its Poetical existence to George Ellis, Esq, who [invited?] the [analogy?] of the Hero of the Poem." A collection of satires on Pitt and his followers by Richard Tickell, Richard Fitzpatrick, Joseph Richardson, George Ellis, French Laurence and others. Pencil note on front free endpaper "By the Esto Perpetua Club; founded 1784; supporters of Fox against Pitt. First published in The Morning Herald and The Daily Advertiser in 1784. First collected ed. 1785. 9th ed. 1791; 21st ed. 1799. This ed. Lowndes p. 2121, called 'best edition', where he lists the authors." Sir John Villiers Shelley (1808-67) was the 7th Baronet of Michelgrove. The poet Shelley was from the other Shelley Bts, of Castle Goring.