The History of Pompey the Little: or, The Life and Adventures of a Lap-Dog

London: M. Copper, 1751. First Edition of a popular satire of London society that saw many further editions and inspired a minor genre with titles such as the immortal Memoirs of a Flea. Pompey is adopted by an Englishman traveling through his place of birth, Bologna, “a Place famous for Lap-Dogs and Sausages.” Moving to London, he became “A Dog of the Town...and had seldom less than two or three Amours with Bitches of the highest Fashion...” The frontispiece depicts the hero of the story. Bound in contemporary calf; rebacked with a leather title label; minor page stains; an attractive copy. Issued anonymously, this was the author’s only published work.

[Book #17487P]

Price: $1,250.00

See all items by