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All the talents; a satirical poem in four dialogues. To which is added, a Pastoral Epilogue. by Polypus [Eaton Stannard Barrett] - Hardcover - 1807 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: biblio205)

All the talents; a satirical poem in four dialogues. To which is added, a Pastoral Epilogue.

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All the talents; a satirical poem in four dialogues. To which is added, a Pastoral Epilogue.

by Polypus [Eaton Stannard Barrett]

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Seventeenth Edition. Embellished with a Characteristic Frontispiece. John Joseph Stockdale. London. 1807. Octavo. xxiv, 152pp. Rowlandson engraved frontis. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Toning to title and frontis.

Provenance: Bookplate of B. Haigh Allen to fep. Signature of Bn. Haigh to title. Yorkshire financier, Benjamin Haigh Allen (1792-1829) was a personal friend of William Wilberforce and campaigner for abolition.

Barrett, Eaton Stannard (1786–1820) poet, satirist. 'All the talents' is a political satire of the Whig coalition. Published parts, the later 'editions' were augmented by further dialogues. This is the first edition of the complete work.

"The coalition government formed in February 1806, following Pitt's death. Supposedly embracing 'All the Talents', it was composed of the followers of Lord Grenville and Charles Fox, bolstered by those of Lord Sidmouth (Addington). The resignation of the Talents in March 1807 was precipitated by George III, who rejected a limited measure of catholic relief and demanded that this question never again be raised. This change‐over did not, however, destroy the Talents' greatest achievement: the abolition of the slave trade in May 1807." Oxford Reference.

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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio205
Title
All the talents; a satirical poem in four dialogues. To which is added, a Pastoral Epilogue.
Author
Polypus [Eaton Stannard Barrett]
Illustrator
Rowlandson
Book condition
Used - See description and photographs
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Joseph Stockdale
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1807
Keywords
Politics, Satire, Humour
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations; Politics; Christmas gift ideas; Fine Bindings;
Size
8vo

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