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Virtue triumphant, and pride abased; in the humorous history of Dickey Gotham, and Doll Clod; digested from antient tractates, and the records of those memorable families, now extant at Addle Hall, in Nottinghamshire.

P.R. Biographer [PALTOCK Robert] 1697-1767

  • Publisher: M. Cooper
  • Published: 1753 , London: at the Globe, in Pater-noster Row.
  • Condition: very good
London: at the Globe, in Pater-noster Row.: M. Cooper, 1753 Rare, first edition, VG+, 1753. Two volumes bound as one, in attractive blue morocco (by Birdsall), decorative gilt tooling, corners rubbed. Spine, raised bands, gilt titles and tooling, some wear to joints. Internally, [2], (iii-v), [2], [1], [1], 2-304. [2], (iii-vii), [1], [1], 2-301 pp, [3] adverts, t.e.g., gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, book plate to fpd (Percy J & Alice G Cropper. Nottingham), binders label to fpd (Frank Murray, Nottingham), old catalog description tipped to verso fep, small Nottingham Library ink stamp to base of to V1 & 2, plus base end pages V1 & 2. {Signatures: [4], B-O8. [1], A2 only, [2], B-O7, [1] adverts}. (ESTC T92756). (164*99 mm). Rare, no copy traced at auction and ESTC listing only 7 copies, 3 in the US and 3 in the UK, including this one. Attributed to Paltock by ODNB, who also wrote the Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish man in 1751. The 'Monthly Review', in some six lines of condemnation, considers Virtue triumphant to have been written for the express entertainment of the kitchen, but no details given, and no copy of the book is accessible!

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