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Title: Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays and Poetical Fragments, tening to Amuse the Fancy, and Inculcate Morality.
Description: London: Printed for the Author, 1797. 13 volumes of 16. 8vo (in 4s), 2150 x 120 mms., uniformly bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards (worn), red morocco titling labels, small circular black numbering labels (but several missing), a bit of general wear, but in reasonably good condition, with all covers firmly attached, and the armorial bookplate of Viscount Hood on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume. Hood is almost certainly the famous naval commander Admiral Samuel Hood, 1st Baron Hood (1724 - 1816), whose peerage was created in 1776. Over the decades I have had quite a few odd volumes of this irritating (no one has yet discovered who "Mr. Addison" was, or even if the name covered a multitude of authors) pass through my hands, but this is the closest I've yet come to a complete set of 16 volumes. It's a very useful resource for literary scholars; for example, Arthur Pike Conant, in his The Oriental Tale in England in the Eighteenth Century (2013) remarks that the set "contains a great variety of oriental and unoriental tales taken, usually without naming the author, from the Rambler, the Adventurer, and other sources."

Keywords: anecdotes essays prose

Price: GBP 715.00 = appr. US$ 1021.01 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 9311

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