Answer. To Three Scurrilous Pamphlets, Entitled The Jockey Club. By…

Answer. To Three Scurrilous Pamphlets, Entitled The Jockey Club. By a Member of the Jockey Club

Edition: First edition

London: J.S. Jordan, no date (1792). Bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with label and nice gilt decoration. pp (3)-119, (1, ad). The advertisement is for a 1792 publication. Bound without the half-title leaf. At foot of p.119: "End of part I." Foxing to endpapers and early leaves; bit of wear to outer corners of boards; VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise. An indignant reply to The Jockey Club, a collection of caustic, satirical, and scatological pseudo-biographies of the British aristocracy by Charles Pigott. Here, the anonymous author defends those "Great Men" who were the targets of Pigott’s "libelous" and impertinent barbs. Affixed to the verso of the title-page is the author’s advertisement, addressed to the Jockey Club’s publisher, J. S. Jordan, challenging him to publish this rebuttal as well, a challenge which Jordan apparently took up. ESTC T121552. Charles Pigott was a radical, a supporter of the French Revolution, and an admirer of Tom Paine.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 49933
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