LANGRISHE, Sir H. FLOOD, Henry. & GRATTAN, Henry. Baratariana. A Select Collection of Fugitive Political Pieces,
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Published during the Administration of Lord Townshend in Ireland. The second edition, corrected and enlarged. With engraved frontispiece and folding plate. Dublin: 1773. pp. xx, [vi], 354, 34 (appendix and errata). Later full sprinkled calf. Covers ruled in blind. Spine with raised bands and titled in gilt on black morocco letterpiece. Early owner’s signature crossed out in ink on title page, later signature on front free endpaper. From the library of the Loyal National Repeal Association and King’s Inns with their stamp on verso of title page. Paper repair to one margin and folding plate. Light wear and rubbing to extremities and spine. All edges red. A very nice copy.
Bradshaw 4592 Gilbert 50.
The author of this political satire was Sir Hercules Langrishe of Knocktopher, County Kilkenny. In April and May of 1771 he published anonymously in the ‘Freeman’s Journal’ a covert attack on the government of Lord Townshend, who had succeeded in alienating the Irish parliamentarians. These lampoons along with a number of letters by Flood and Grattan, who was then a young lawyer, were published in this volume.
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