16627

POEM WHICH STARTED A LEGENDARY PAMPHLET WAR

SMART, Christopher

The Hilliad: An Epic Poem. By C. Smart, A. M. Fellow of Pembroke-Hall, in the University of Cambridge. To which are prefixed, Copious Prolegomene and Notes Variourum. Particularly, Those of Quinbus Flestrin Esq; and Martinus Macularius, M.D. Acad. Reg. Scient. Burdig. &c. Soc.

Published
Sold by J. Newbery and M. Cooper

Description
First edition, 4to., Half title, ix, (1),45, (3)pp., very slightly dusty, disbound.

£850.00

SKU: 16627

Product Description

Based on the style of Alexander Pope’s poem The Dunciad, Christopher Smart (1722-1771) wrote this satire ridiculing Sir John Hill’s offensive attacks on many members of the literary world of the time. The resulting pamphlet war became one of the legendary battles between literary wits of the 18th Century. Very scarce in this condition.