Publisher: London: Published by W. H. Carpenter; Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1820.
Edition: One of two rival editions to appear almost simultaneously in 1820, priority not established. The other was edited by Edmond Malone and published by John Murray.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 1749; Lowndes, page 2475.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 27644
Description2 vols, 8vo, later full brown morocco by H. Wood, spines in six compartments with gilt-stamped floral designs, gilt inner dentelles, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Frontis portrait, as called for, and extra-illustrated with 188 plates.
CommentsOne of the great works of 18th century literary anecdotcal literature by Joseph Spence (1699-1768).