GRAVES, Richard. THE SPIRITUAL QUIXOTE OR THE SUMMER'S RAMBLE OF MR. GEOFFREY WILDGOOSE: A COMIC ROMANCE. To Which Is Prefixed The Life Of The Author. London: Walker & Edwards, 1816. 24mo., black quarter-morocco leather & marbled boards; 578 pages with no endpapers or catalog in rear, with endpaper & frontispiece in front. Later Edition, the first edition was published in 1773. A young Oxonian, Wildgoose, adopts Methodism and travels through Gloucestershire and Somerset with his trusty Sancho, and Jeremiah Tugwell, the cobbler. His attempts to preach usually lead to farce, satirizing ignorance and ill-breeding but a blow to the temple from a decanter returns him to his senses, allowing him to resume his proper station and to woo the beautiful Miss Townsend. Graves especially satirizes George Whitefield. Very Good (little wear & foxing, occasional pencil line in outer margin). $85.00.
Good in Good jacket. Signed by Editor Binding is tight, the top corners and spine ends are bumped, the spine is slanted forward a little, there is a phone number in black pen across the rear endpaper. Bound in beige cloth hardcovers. Dust jacket corners and spine ends are bumped and chipped, the spine is sun faded, the joints are worn, the cover edges are shelf rubbed. Brodarted for preservation. Text is clean. Signed / inscribed by Clarence Tracy, For Dennis Healy, with affectionate regards, Clarence Tracy on the front endpaper. 504 pages.
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