Publisher: London: Printed for G. Robinson and J. Bew, 1775-77.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Garside, Raven and Schöwerling 1775: 30; NCBEL II, 677.
Condition: Edges rubbed; some light foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 25193
Description6 vols, small 8vo, modern quarter calf period style, contemporary marbled boards, red leather labels, gilt rules and lettering.
CommentsThe first novel and second book by Samuel Jackson Pratt (1749-1814), the story of the adventures of the clergyman Benignus, who searches for answers about goodness and benevolence. Pratt's plot is interspersed with short essays, philosophical reflections and seemingly irrelevant asides. Several of Pratt's numerous works were written under the pseudonym Courtney Melmoth.