The Cock-Fighter

The Cock-Fighter

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[003251] [Cockfighting]. The Cock-Fighter – A True History. Bath: S. Hazard for J. Marshall and R. White, Reprint. 16mo. Unbound. Pamphlet. Good. [3], 4-12pp, unbound, n.d. but probably 1795.

Lightly browned, woodcut to upper cover coloured in a slightly later hand?

Moral tale about the death of ex-cock fighting pitmen with a poem by William Cowper and an extract from Young’s ‘Night Thoughts’.

Published between May 1795 and January 1796 according to Spinney’s list of imprints. Spinney page 315 [variant of No. 5]; Blanch 5