The Van Diemen's Land Warriors, or The Heroes of Cornwall; a satire in three cantos.

By: JUVENAL, Pindar (pseud.)

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Illustrated by Mike Hudson, with an introduction by Peter Emmett. xiv, 48pp (last few blank). First published in 1827 by Andrew Bent, Hobart Town (see Ferguson 1157). 50 copies only, nos 1 & 2 being designer bindings, 3-45 cloth bound in slipcase, and 47-50 reserved in sheets for individual binders. This is #42, bound full canvas cloth, lettered in brown on the spine, pistol decoration on the upper board, with the slipcase. A collaboration between Mike Hudson and Jadwiga Jarvis: linocuts and design by Hudson, the text hand set by Jarvis, and printed by them on a Mohawk Letterpress paper, using a Western Proof Press. A fine clean copy. ***Published in Hobart Town 1827 as 'The Van Diemen's Land Warriors, or The Heroes of Cornwall; a satire in three cantos' by Pindar Juvenal - an anonymous satire on the military's attempts to capture the notorious bushranger Matthew Brady (although the events of the poem are apparently fictitious). It was published more than a year after Brady's execution, and suppressed as libellous; there are very few copies extant. The author may have been Robert Wales of Launceston.

Title: The Van Diemen's Land Warriors, or The Heroes of Cornwall; a satire in three cantos.

Author Name: JUVENAL, Pindar (pseud.)

Categories: Tasmania,

Publisher: Katoomba (NSW), The Wayzgoose Press: 1989

Seller ID: 35983

Keywords: bushrangers cat92 literature private press tasmania Van Diemen's Land,