The Scribleriad: an Heroic Poem. In Six Books.

1751
Illustrated by John Wall (English, 1708–1783), Illustrated by Louis-Philippe Boitard I (French, worked in England, active 1734–1763), Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Charles Mosley (English, active 1745–1770), Author Richard Owen Cambridge (English, 1717–1802), Publisher Robert Dodsley (English, 1703–1764), Publisher Mary Cooper (English, died in 1761)


Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN) T047211

Dimensions

Overall: 26.7 x 21.5 x 3 cm (10 1/2 x 8 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2221.1

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: R. Dodsley and M. Cooper, 1751) Quarto; 106 leaves, plus 8 plates; half gilt-stamped brown calf, marbled paper boards. BOUND with Dialogue (37.2221.2) and Elegy (37.2221.3).

Allegorical, satirical illustrations relating to literary arguments about heroic poetry.


London: R. Dodsley and M. Cooper, 1751

Provenance

[Nathaniel?] Mason [armorial bookplate]; Thomas Paine, Trinity College [stampe and initials]; acquired in 1924 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent