Posthumous Parodies And Other Pieces, Composed By Several Of Our Most Celebrated Poets, But Not Published In Any Former Edition Of Their Works.
London : Printed For John Miller, 25, Bow-Street, Covent Garden, 1814 . 0. Signed first edition. A very good half leather binding. 8vo. 725" x 4.75" x 0.2". pp. xi./[1p.]/pp.102/[2pp. - Errata / Adverts] . Brown Morocco spine and corners over green buckram boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, gilt title and gilt publication date. Board edges lightly rubbed. All page edges gilt . Original green endpapers. Handwritten dedication to verso of the half-title: "To the Honble. Thomas Gaskin From his obliged Fried The Author." Light spotting to half title and title-page, otherwise clean English text throughout. ** Referenced by: National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints 0406619 *** "Horace Twiss KC (28 February 1787 – 4 May 1849) was an English writer and politician. Twiss was born at Bath, Somerset, the son of Francis Twiss (1760–1827) and his wife Frances née Kemble (sister of Sarah Siddons née Kemble). He was a Shakespearian scholar. In his youth he wrote light articles for newspapers; he became a successful lawyer and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1827. In 1820 he was elected to Parliament, where, with some interruptions, he sat until 1841, holding the office of Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in 1828–1830. In 1844 he was appointed vice-chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, a well-paid post which enabled him to enjoy his popularity in London society. For some years he wrote for The Times, in which he first compiled the parliamentary summary, and his daughter married first Francis Bacon (d. 1840) and then J. T. Delane, both of them editors of that paper. He was the author of The Public and Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon, and other volumes. He died suddenly in London on 4 May 1849, aged 62. He was survived by his son, Quintin Twiss." - See Wikipedia.
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Keywords: 49160 J. Miller Twiss, Horace Posthumous Parodies and Other Pieces Poetry: : 19th Century