The Fudge Family in Paris. Thomas Brown, The Younger.
The Fudge Family in Paris.
The Fudge Family in Paris.
The Fudge Family in Paris.
The Fudge Family in Paris.

The Fudge Family in Paris.

New York: Kirk & Mercein, 1818. F. 126 pages; by Thomas Moore (1779-1852) Irish poet, writer, most famous for his Irish melodies, the story of "Lalla Rookh" and for his friendship with Lord Byron - for the "Fudge Family" - "...Moore now returned to his satirical mode in The Fudge Family in Paris (1818), a set of verse epistles attributed to writers ranging from a servile creature of the tories to a passionate champion of Ireland, with some light relief from Miss Biddy Fudge, a young lady of fashion. This too enjoyed considerable success...Moore's contemporaries saw him as a major poet. In Ireland he was pre-eminent, and on his visits there could rely on an ecstatic welcome at any public occasion..." (Geoffrey Carnall in the DNB); previous owner name & line of script of Wm. A. Thurman New York 1819 on half-title page as well as another line in his hand on the back endpaper; binding lacks the top board; back board the original printed paper-covered type, with bibliographically interesting list of "Recently published and for sale by W. B. Gilley" who cooperated with Kirk & Mercein publishers of 'Fudge'; spine very worn away, title and some of the type ornament decorations still visible; 1/2 title page chipped away 1/4 at bottom; one internal leaf piece of edge torn away, loss of a couple of words; some foxing, spotting and soiling throughout; fair condition only and still an unusual imprint for this title, in the year of it's introduction. Item #20418

Price: $65.00

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