Publisher: London: Printed for T. Cadell, and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1824.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL III, 1279.
Condition: Slightly rubbed; labels a little browned and chipped. Otherwise, a fine copy.
Book ID: 8921
Description2 vols, 8vo, contemporary green quarter cloth, marbled boards, printed paper labels.
CommentsDrake was a physician and minor literary figure best known for his genteel literary essays. His efforts at fiction were generally published as here, where his story is broken into sections and interspersed with sketches and essays, occasionally touching on points illustrated by the narrative. There is a stub before the title page in vol. I; the copy described in the NUC as well as two copies described on RLIN are tentatively noted as lacking frontispieces, suggesting a possible cancel.