The New Bath Guide: or, Memoirs of the B-N-R-D [Blunderhead] Family. In a Series of Poetical Epistles. A New Edition.
London: Printed by T. Wright... 1801. Small 8vo, viii, 155, (5 advertisement) pp. 5 wood engraved plates, dated 1797, marbled endpapers and sides. Contemporary half morocco, light rubbing to extremities, spine with gilt bands and a maroon label. A rousing success on its original publication in 1766, although Anstey never matched it afterwards. Horace Walpole wrote to Lord Montagu "so much wit, so much humour, fun, and poetry... never met together before... the man has a better ear than Dryden or Handel", while Thomas Gray commented "Have you read the "New Bath Guide"? It is the only thing in fashion..." Item #17744