Plays and Poems Written by . . . With Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Author. TOBIAS GEORGE SMOLLETT.

Plays and Poems Written by . . . With Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Author.

Publisher: London: Printed for T. Evans and R. Baldwin, 1777.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 962; not in Rothschild.
Condition: Edges slightly rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 19765

Description

8vo, later decoratively-stained calf by Riviere, red morocco labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Engraved vignette portrait on the title page. Half-title present; 12 pages of ads for Ogilvy and Speare, dated May 1794, bound in the rear and printed on distinctly different paper (with a bluish tone).

Comments

¶ The scarce first collected edition of Smollett’s plays and poems, containing The Regicide and The Reprisal, two satires and twelve poems, preceded by a lengthy biographical sketch of Smollett - apparently the first such memoir.

Price: $900.00