"A Ryghte Pedantique ande Mangleinge Publication" [Dubois, Edward (1774-1850)]. Old Nick's Pocket-Book; Or, Hints for "A Ryghte Pedantique Ande Mangleinge" Publication, To be Called "My Pocket-Book." By Himself. London: Printed by J. Moyes, 1808. 112 pp. Lithographed folding 16-1/4 x 11" frontispiece. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Original publisher boards, rebacked in cloth, untrimmed edges. Light soiling, some wear to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light edgewear and foxing to margins of frontispiece, small tear to margin near hinge. $750. * An anonymous burlesque of Edward Dubois's travesty of Sir John Carr's The Stranger in Ireland; Or, A Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of that Country, In the Year 1805 (London, 1806). Soon after the publication of My Pocket Book: Or, Hints for 'A Ryghte Merrie and Conceitede' Tour, To be Called 'The Stranger in Ireland' in 1805, By a Knight Errant, which mocked Carr's books, Dubois's publishers were sued unsuccessfully by Carr. The frontispiece is captioned "Old Nicks Pastime" and is dated Sept. 12th 1808. It is unsigned. It shows Dubois as the Devil trashing Carr's book on Ireland while offering the pieces to members of the Butchers' Company, whose representatives are entering through a door labeled "Mangling Done Here." OCLC locates 9 copies, 4 in North America (New York Public Library, Penn State, UNC-Chapel Hill, York University). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 7:761.
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