Christopher Anstey

(31 October 1724 - 3 August 1805)
Christopher Anstey (1724-1805) with his daughter

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Christopher Anstey (1724-1805) with his daughter

Works in ECPA

alphabetical listing / listing in source editions

Source editions

  • Anstey, Christopher, 1724-1805. The new Bath guide: or, memoirs of the B-r-d family. In a series of poetical epistles. [London]: Sold by J. Dodsley; J. Wilson & J. Fell; and J. Almon, London; W. Frederick, at Bath; W. Jackson, at Oxford; T. Fletcher & F. Hodson, at Cambridge; W. Smith, at Dublin; and the booksellers of Bristol, York, and Edinburgh, 1766. 104p.; 4⁰. (ESTC N5216; OTA K003286.000)
  • Pearch, G. A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. III. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1136; OTA K093079.003)


DMI 1234; ODNB 579; NCBEL 638-639


  • Cossic, Annick, ed. Christopher Anstey, The New Bath Guide. Bern: Peter Lang, 2010. Print.

Reference works


  • Cossic-Pericarpin, Annick. Fashionable Diseases in Georgian Bath: Fiction and the Emergence of a British Model of Spa Sociability. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 40(4) (Dec. 2017): 537-553. Print.
  • Cossic, Annick. Les Œuvres mineures de Christopher Anstey (1724-1805): Eclectisme ou cohérence interne? Bulletin de la Societe d'Etudes Anglo-Americaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe Siecles 56 (Jun. 2003): 171-199. Print.
  • Cossic, Annick. Bath au XVIIIe siècle: les fastes d'une cité palladienne. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2000. Print.
  • Day, Martin S. Anstey and Anapestic Satire in the Late Eighteenth Century. ELH: journal of English literary history (1948): 122-146. Print.
  • Maier, Walter. Christopher Anstey und der ‘New Bath Guide.’ Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklung der englischen Satire im 18. Jahrhundert. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1914. Print.