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Admirable Satire On The Death, Dissection, Funeral Procession & Epitaph Of Mr Pitt

Admirable Satire On The Death, Dissection, Funeral Procession & Epitaph Of Mr Pitt

  • £20000


[Copied from the Telegraph of the 20th, 21st and 24th August 1795].

London: Printed for the Booksellers, And Sold by C.Smith, [1795].

8vo, 16cm, [16] p., disbound, tipped onto a single leaf of laid paper with a cutting from the Times 29th March 1813 “Mr Pitt’s Monument” with the manuscript ink caption below “for the Description of Wm Pitt’s monument in Guildhall London see Times 29 March 1813” and number 33.

One of a unrecorded state of this pamphlet?, setting the record straight, without reverence, about the last hours of William Pitt. It includes attendance by the clergy and final words, which included a refusal to forgive Sheridan and others for his suffering at the hands of their wit. The last four pages contain details of the autopsy carried out on the body.  

ESTC gives listings for three other variant printings with different printers details, but not this one. The Times clipping describes the erection of his monument and inscription. A good copy (title & last page soiled, tail of penultimate leaf stained).

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