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We have found 4 book/s in category General Literature - C18th

Author Title Price Purchase
(COMBE, William). THE JUSTIFICATION: A Poems. By the Author of the Diaboliad. £ 45.00

London. For the Author. 1777. pp. (ii), vii, 39. 4to. Disbound. Slight minor foxing at end of book. 1st edition.

Reference: 126959

(DEFOE, Daniel). THE CONSOLIDATOR: or Memoirs of Sundry Treansactions from the World in the Moon. Translated from the Lunar Language , by the Author of The True-born English Man. £ 850.00

Londson. Benj. Bragg. 1705. pp. (iv), 360. 8vo.Full contemporary speckled calf, spine relaid with original gilt decorated compartments retained. Partly unopened. pp. 77/78 with small burn hole, very slightly affecting one word of text. Some foxing. With the bookplate of Rolle.

Reference: 70350

(FIELDING, Sarah). THE ADVENTURES OF DAVID SIMPLE: Containing An Account of his Travels Through the Cities of London and Westminster, In the Search of A Real Friend. By a Lady. £ 675.00

London. A. Millar. 1744. 2 vols. pp x, 278; (ii), 322. 12mo. Contemporary full calf, spine labels. Front hinges on both volumes cracked but holding firm. Head of spine chipped - Vol. 1. With the bookplate of John Conyers of Walthamstow in Essex Esq. 1st edition. Shattock.Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. Sarah Fielding was the sister of writer Henry Fieilding. 'Her financial circumstances were precarious and the preface to her first novel, the picareque The Adventures of David Simple (1744), explained that she wrote because of financial difficulties.' ESTC T115675.

Reference: 66311

WAGSTAFFE, Dr William. MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF DR WILLIAM WAGSTAFFE, Physician to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Fellow of the College of Physicians, and of the Royal Society. £ 75.00

To which is prefix’d his Life, and an Account of his Writings. Adorn’d with several Curious Cuts engraved on Copper. London. Jonah Bowyer. 1726. pp. xiv, 414. 3 plates. 8vo. Full calf, later spine in contemporary style. 1st edition. Contains A Comment upon the History of Tom Thumb; Crispin the Cobler’s Confutation of Ben H-----etc; The Story of the St A---n’s Ghost, or the Apparition of Mother Haggy; The Testimonies of the Citizens of Fickleborough; The Representation of the Loyal Subjects of Albinia; The Character of Richard St--le, Esq., with Some Remarks; The State & Condition of Our Taxes; The Plain Dealer; A Letter from the Facetious Dr Andrew Tripe at Bath. DNB. The pieces had appeared seperately, and have sufficient literary merit in the opinion of Charles Wentworth Dilke to justify a conjecture that Swift was their real author. The Rev. Whitwell Elwin has on the other hand. expressed an opinion that the evidence contained in the volume, and confirmed by contemporary records, proves that the true author is the one named on the title page. Teerinks Bibliography of Swift, 2nd edition edited by Arthur H. Scouten, has either dropped them or relegated them to the section entitled “Doubtful”.

Reference: 12128

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