1811 THE BAVIAD, AND MAEVIAD - Gifford - LITERARY CRITICISM POETRY THEATRE DRAMA
Title:THE BAVIAD, AND MAEVIAD
Author: William Gifford
Publisher: Printed for Becket and Porter, Booksellers to the Prince Regent
City: London Year: 1811 (8th Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 191 Illustrated: No
Book Details + Condition: Scarce edition from 1811 of The Baviad and Maeviad by William Gifford ESQ. Full leather boards with gilt on front and on spine, with embossed bands. In very good condition: tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners & edges; light shelfwear to boards; text is clean and unmarked save foxing on inside boards and front & rear endpapers. William Gifford (1756 - 1826) was a literary critic and editor. The work is Gifford's two poetical satires on the Della Cruscan school of English poetry. The titles are taken from those of two inferior poets mentioned in Virgil's Ecologues, iii.9. The Baviad was an attack on the Della Cruscan, a radical sentimentalist movement of poetry. It was followed up with The Maeviad in 1795, this time criticizing some minor dramatists of the time.