BROWNE, Thomas. LOVER, Samuel. & OTHERS. The Parson’s Horn-Book. By the Comet Literary and Patriotic Club. Illustrated with humourous plates.


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London: Printed for the Booksellers, 1831. First edition. pp. [ii], 64. Original blue ribbed cloth, repair to spine. A very good copy.
Collage of excellent cartoons, balladry and squibs lampooning the tithe system and the Church of Ireland clergy in general produced by the editorial team that was responsible for the radical and highly successful newspaper ‘The Comet’, which was published in Dublin from 1831 to 1833. Samuel Lover was credited with the comic illustrations (later he denied this) and Thomas Browne, a Wesleyan farmer
and miller from the Queen’s County whose ‘nom de plume’ was ‘Jonathan Buckthorn’ was editor and part author along with some young barristers, littérateurs, and members of Parliament. Prospectus, notices and critiques bound in at front.


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