Jokeby, A Burlesque on Rokeby. A Poem in Six Cantos. By an Amateur of Fashion. To which are added, Occasional Notes, By our most Popular Characters. The Fifth Edition, Enlarged.

  • (Scott, Walter) [John Roby]
  • London: Printed for Thomas Tegg 1813
  • Todd & Bowden 496S[2].


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12mo, pp. 216 + hand-coloured frontispiece. Untrimmed in original cream boards printed in black. Offsetting from frontispiece to title-page. Boards soiled, extremities bumped, spine rubbed and defective to foot with glue repair to head.


Despite the title-page this is the second edition of this parody of Rokeby, and the first edition with the coloured frontispiece. Per Todd and Bowden it was published on the 23rd of July, only six months after the first publication of Rokeby, and a month before the fifth edition of Scott's own poem was published. Tegg may have been inspired by the original's popularity to cheat his edition statement - but if he did so he was only following the lead of Ballantyne and Co., who had reissued the sheets for their second edition of Rokeby with a new title-page calling it the third edition some months earlier.

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