[24 illustrated plates from 'Homer's Iliad, a Burlesque Translation']
[Published by G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797.]
Etchings, each platemark approx 180 x 115, bound together. Foxing to some plates.
Plates etched by an unidentified printmaker after Woodward's satires for Thomas Bridges' 'Homer's Iliad, a Burlesque Translation' in its 1797 edition. Bridges (b.1710?, d. in or after 1775) was a playwright and novelist from Hull, who first published his Homer parodies in 1762 under the pseudonym Caustic Barebones. He also wrote 'The Battle of the Genii' (1765), parodying passages from John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'.
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