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The Lecture on Heads & The New Bath Guide

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The Lecture on Heads & The New Bath Guide

by George Alexander Stevens & Christopher Anstey

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The Lecture on Heads (with Additions) By the Celebrated George Alexander Stevens; with, The New Bath Guide, or Memoirs of the B-N-R-D FamilyIn a Series of Poetical Epistles By Mr. Ainsty (Christopher Anstey); Published Together by Wm Calvert, London, Cooke's Edition, Printed for C. Cooke, Undated, circa 1766-1810, Hardcover, Leather Spine, Marbled Boards, Engraved Title Pages ---- Good+ / Very Good- Antiquarian Condition. The book is clean, cover boards attached but fragile, previous owner signatures on front end-pages, inner pages unmarked, no writing, no notes, no stains, no ripped pages, not ex-library. Some surface wear from age, use, storage and handling including chipping to the top and bottom of the spine, rubbed boards and edges, foxing and age spotting scattered about. Please reviw pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping ---- George Alexander Stevens (1710 – 1780) was an English actor, playwright, poet, and songwriter. After spending many years as a travelling actor, he performed for the theatre in Covent Garden (now the Royal Opera House). Stevens was most famous in his lifetime for his Lecture on Heads, a satirical "lecture" on heads and fashion, which parodied the popularity of physiognomy. The lecture was first performed in 1764, and became an immediate success; he went on to perform it on tour throughout Great Britain, in Ireland, and in the American colonies at Boston and Philadelphia. ---- Christopher Anstey (1724 – 1805) was an English poet . In 1766, he achieved fame following the publication of The New Bath Guide: or Memoirs of the B-N-R-D Family in a series of Poetical Epistles, which went through some twenty editions before 1800. The work was enthusiastically praised for its gently satirical humour by such literary figures as Horace Walpole and Thomas Gray.


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The Lecture on Heads, George Alexander Stevens, The New Bath Guide, Christopher Anstey, Poems, Poetry, Satire, Satirical, Wm Calvert, London, England, English
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