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The inspector

Title
The inspector, 1794.
Physical Description
2 vols. (256, 270 p.) ; 24 x 15 cm.
Language
English
Notes
A table of contents appears at the beginning of each volume.
Verso of front flyleaf in vol. 1: notes in a different hand regarding the publication and transcription of the manuscript, in which the writer declares, "The Poetry in this Volume I have printed since my return to England," and "These Inspectors having been copied from my originals by an Indian, is the reason why large letters are often put for small ones, and vice versa."
Verso of front flyleaf in vol. 2: "The Inspector written by Frederick Corfield."
Signature on inside front covers of both volumes: "J. A. Fairhead. 1837."
Binding: full red morocco.
In English.
Provenance
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Summary
Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of essays and verses, in periodical form. Essay titles include "Humility," "Exercise," "Scandal & Obscenity," and Envy." On "Titles," the author writes, "Every Hair dresser, Tooth-drawer, Shop boy, Clerk, and petty tradesman, many of whom on leaving Europe were mere Sans-culottes, having since their arrival in Bengal, assumed the appellation of 'Esquires;' and so tenacious are these gentry of this Indian qualification, that if a plain man happens to address them (Mr.) they take it in high dudgeon."
Format
Archives or Manuscripts
Added to Catalog
August 08, 2005
References
Frederick Corfield, The Inspector. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Cite as
Frederick Corfield, The Inspector. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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