The True Anti-Pamela; or, Memoirs of Mr. James Parry, Late Organist of Ross in Herefordshire. To which are inserted His amours of the Celebrated Miss------ of Monmouthshire. JAMES PARRY.

The True Anti-Pamela; or, Memoirs of Mr. James Parry, Late Organist of Ross in Herefordshire. To which are inserted His amours of the Celebrated Miss------ of Monmouthshire.

Publisher: London: Printed for the Author; and Sold by the Booksellers in Town and Country, 1741.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Sale, Richardson, 66; ESTC N63317 records five copies of this first edition (BL, Cambridge, LSU Shreveport, McMaster & Illinois); this edition was followed by a second edition, at least one pirated edition and a Dublin edition, all of which are equally rare.
Condition: Edges rubbed; the margin of one leaf with early paper repair; very good copy.
Book ID: 26642

Description

12mo, contemporary calf rebacked, red morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. Frontis portrait.

Comments

¶ Another entry in the Anti-Pamela canon; this one is less a direct response to Pamela than an attempt by James Parry to smear a local community with a racy roman à clef centering on his love affair with a Miss Powell, who had jilted him; thus his revenge, using Richardson's popular Pamela to promote it.

Price: $2,500.00

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