The History of Sir George Ellison. SARAH SCOTT.

The History of Sir George Ellison.

Publisher: London: Printed for A. Millar, 1766.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T71399; Sabin 78356 (American edition); Raven, British Fiction 1750-1770, 1038.
Condition: Edges rubbed; moderately foxed; top margin of the title-page and following leaf trimmed in volume two, probably to remove a signature; some offsetting from a bookmark or clipping laid in; possibily a "married copy" at the time of the binding.
Book ID: 28334


2 vols, 12mo, 19th century blue half calf, marbled paper boards, red morocco spine labels, gilt lettering. Half-title in volume two; not called for in volume one.


A sequel to the popular novel A Description of Millenium Hall (1762), the story of an ideal community run by hard-working women, written by Sarah Scott with her friend Barbara Montagu. In Sir George Ellison, the story follows a benevolent and kindly man wending his way through life and many trying situations, which includes a few years in Jamaica, where Ellison finds himself in control of a plantation and at odds with the other planation owners because he educates and treats the slaves decently; when he returns to England, Ellison eventually arrives at Millenium Hall, where he becomes involved in the principles of economic and social reform. Sir George Ellison went through several editions and was later published as The Man of Real Sensibility; or The History of Sir George Ellison. Contemporary ink signature of Elizabeth Marton on the title-page, and in probably the same hand is the notation "By Miss Smith sister of Mrs. Montague."

Price: $750.00

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