The Fudge Family in Paris.
Brown, Thomas, The Younger (editor)

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. Fair Hardcover (Item ID: 20418)


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