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THE LORD MAYOR’S VISIT TO OXFORD.
[Dillon, Robert Crawford].

THE LORD MAYOR’S VISIT TO OXFORD.

Written at the Desire of the Party, by The Chaplain to the Mayoralty. Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne, and Green 1826.
1st Ed. vi + 157pp. Frontis. (nearly detached), 1 plate. Some light foxing, with the blind stamp of [Lord] Rosebery of Durdans Epsom, catalogue description affixed to pastedown, inscription, contemporary cloth, some fading and spotting, cloth frayed to upper joint, gilt lettered title label to sl. chipped spine. ‘His mayoralty, 1825-6, was marked by the publication by his Evangelical chaplain, Robert Dillon, of a laughably overblown and bombastic account of his visit by water to Oxford in his official capacity as conservator of the Thames; it made Venables and his entourage look ridiculous and was mercilessly sent up by Theodore Hook in John Bull....’ The History of Parliament. Lord Mayor William Venables bought up and destroyed every copy he could find in consequence of the severe criticisms.
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