3729

ON THE NEW WESTMINSTER BRIDGE – NO BROADSIDE VERSION TRACED

Downfal (of) Westminster Bridge or, My Lord in the Suds. A New Ballad. To the Tune of King John and the Abbot of Canterbury.

Published
n.p. n.d.

Description
Broadside, large 4to., woodcut ornament, top right hand corner torn away, repaired and with the missing text replaced in pen facsimile, the whole lightly dusty with some creasing, inner margin reinforced with stub where it has at some time been bound in volume with other pieces, printed in double column both sides as issued.

£225.00

SKU: 3729

Product Description

A poem on the sinking of one of the piers of the new bridge designed by Charles Labeyle. No printed broadside version traced. See Foxon D 421 for a pamphlet version. ESTC on line lists 3 variants in pamphlet form of 6 pages folio, all very rare, and all with ‘Westminster’ spelt ‘Westminster’, plus a 4 page version which is held only by the ├▒Society of Antiquities, London├«