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Both Sides of the Gutter.

[CAREY (William Paulet)].

[CAREY (William Paulet)].

Both Sides of the Gutter; or, all Parties Laughing at Each Other.

First Edition. 8vo. [206 x 130 x 9 mm]. [2]ff, 64pp. Modern boards, cloth spine, lettered on a paper label. Dublin: by P. Byrne, Grafton-Street, 1789.

Title a little soiled and traces of a waterstain, but a good copy. ESTC lists only eight locations: British Library, National Library of Ireland, Oxford, Royal Irish Academy, St. Patrick's College; Buffalo and Erie County Public, Columbia University, McMaster University.

One of several collections of Irish ballads and songs published by the author at about this time (a second part of Both Sides of the Gutter was published later in 1789). William Paulet Carey (1759-1839) was born in Dublin, where he became an engraver. He was a member of the Society of United Irishmen for a time, but he had a falling-out of some sort and went for a time to America. There he joined his brother Matthew Carey, the Philadelphia bookseller. He later became a prominent art dealer in London.

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