The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin, Esq. Containing His View of the Lancashire Dialect, With Large Additions and Improvements; Also, His Poem of the Flying Dragon, and the Man of Heaton; Together With Other Whimsical Amusements in Prose and Verse. To Which is Added, A Life of the Author, By Richard Townley, Esq. Tim BOBBIN, John pseud. of COLLIER.

The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin, Esq. Containing His View of the Lancashire Dialect, With Large Additions and Improvements; Also, His Poem of the Flying Dragon, and the Man of Heaton; Together With Other Whimsical Amusements in Prose and Verse. To Which is Added, A Life of the Author, By Richard Townley, Esq.

London: Printed for H.D. Symonds, 1806. EARLY SATIRIST AND CARICATURIST. SCARCE. Octavo, pp.203; 33. Internally remarkably clean considering age, with more significant browning at endpapers, all edges speckled with blue. Illustrated throughout by talented 18th century caricaturist 'Tim Bobbin' (real name John Collier). Recently respined to style in brown calf, with red morocco label, as new. Original mottled calf boards show general rubbing, with leather worn through to board in places. All corners bumped, edgeworn, binding holds firm. An exceptionally clean copy with expected wear to boards. Collier had nine children, and began writing and illustrating on a purely economic basis. He would travel to local pubs and sell his works, as well as produce portraits of the locals - charging on the basis of heads drawn per picture. Item #45849

Price: £85.00

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