Maria, or the Generous Rustic. GEORGE MONCK BERKELEY.

Maria, or the Generous Rustic.

Publisher: London: Printed for T. Cadell and C. Elliott, Edinburgh, 1784.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Garside, Raven & Schöwerling 1784:12; ESTC N4372, recording six copies (BL, OX, Harvard, McMaster, Az, Penn).
Condition: Text a little smudged and soiled; very good copy.
Book ID: 27413


Small 8vo, recent brown sprinkled calf period style by Philip Dusel, red morocco label, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Half-title present.


A story of unrequited love with a gloomy ending by novelist, playwright and poet George Monck Berkeley (1763-1792), grandson of the philosopher George Berkeley. This was Berkeley's first book, followed by two plays, two more novels and a collection literary relics, a reflection of his antiquarian interests. His mother edited his collected poems, published posthumously in 1797, following his untimely death. See the DNB.

Price: $1,800.00

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