The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries ...
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++British LibraryT057374Anonymous. By Richard Graves. Edition statement from the half-title and the dedication. The second and third volumes carry the edition statement on the titlepage.London: printed for J. Dodsley, 1774. 3v., plates; 12
Wear to the corners and edges of the front and back cover. The edges of the spine meeting the front and back covers is quite worn with two pieces of tape holding the spine intact. There is some slight foxing to the first and last few pages. Otherwise... 16mo. pp xxii, 352. Publisher's brown cloth with lettered gilt in a darker brown setting at the spine. Volume I ONLY.
, occasional marking to covers with slight bending to corners, marking to endpapers, very good condition. Hardback. In 3 volumes, 3 engraved plates with titles (frontispiece to each volume), title page of volume I with central engraving, armorial bookplate to upper pastedown of each volume 'George Rules Ross. ', decorative bookplate to upper free endpaper of each volume 'Franz Pollack Parnau', label pasted to upper pastedown volume I, 12mo, 17.5 x 11 cms.
Very Good. Book A lovely set of Graves's comic romance tale, a satire of Methodism. Second Edition. With engraved frontispieces to every volume, and a vignette title to volume I. Complete in three volumes. Richard Graves (17151804) was an English minister, poet, and novelist. Graves won fame for his prose. His collections often identify the anonymous author as the editor of his popular first novel, The Spiritual Quixote, or, The Summer's Ramble of Mr. Geoffry Wildgoose: a Comic Romance (3 vols., 1773; German trans., 1773; Dutch trans., 17989; ed. C. Tracy, 1967). Strongly influenced by Henry Fielding, this episodic novel views an impressive range of society with gentlemanly amusement. His head turned by reading the religious polemics in his family library, Wildgoose becomes an itinerant preacher, abandoning his estate and worthy mother in the company of the hearty cobbler Jerry Tugwell (Sancho Panza to this spiritual Quixote). His attempts to preach usually lead to farce, satirizing the ignorance and ill breeding that the irrational enthusiast encourages. A blow to the temple from a flung decanter finally precipitates Wildgoose's return to his senses, allowing him to resume his proper station and to woo successfully the beautiful Miss Townsend. Graves especially satirizes George Whitefield. This servitor (not fellow) of Pembroke College, Graves snobbishly insists, did not originate Methodism (Tracy edn, 31); the dignified stranger who opposes Wildgoose's doctrinal extremes is no follower of Wesley but John Wesley himself (ibid., 326)! In this playful but deeply personal novel, Graves explored and disciplined the enthusiasm he shared with his mad brother. In a substantial inset tale, Mr. Rivers's Story, he described his own enthusiastic courtship. He also portrayed many friends, including the Fitzherbert household and Shenstone at The Leasowes, where Wildgoose drains the famous cascade and overturns the statue of a faun. DNBCondition: In full sprinkled calf bindings. Externally smart andattractive, although all the joints are cracked or starting, with wear to heads and tails of the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout, with just the odd spot or handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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