Title: The Grand Master or, Adventures of Qui Hi? ...
Publisher: Thomas Tegg, London
Publication Date: 1816
Illustrator: Rowlandson, Thomas
Edition: First edition.
252 pages. 23.5 x 15 cm. Royal 8vo, There are twenty eight plates, including hand-colored title and folding "map": 26 hand-colored aquatints, the last plate uncolored, tinted by hand with sepia wash. TOOLEY 412. "A satire against the Marquis of Hastings the Governor General. There is cancel leaf c8 (pp.31-32). This is frequently missing," [the text was rewritten to prevent a hiatus] and lacking here; however, the errata slip which TOOLEY notes is often lacking, is present. Perhaps written by William Combe, noted with a question mark by ABBEY. The contents a ferocious satire on the person and practices of Lord Moira (Governor General of India). ABBEY TRAVEL 437. Some plate offsetting to text, plates generally clean, modest text and fore-edge toning, raised bands, inner dentelles, spine panels decorated in gilt, red leather spine label. Full brown calf neatly rebacked. Teg. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 155
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