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THE COMPLEAT MENDICANT ...
The compleat mendicant: or, unhappy beggar. Being the life of an unfortunate gentleman: in which is a comprehensive account of several of the most remarkable adventures, that befel him in three and twenty years pilgrimage. Also a narrative of his entrance at Oxford, his ordination, his behaviour and departure from court, his taking upon him the habit of a shepherd, &c. With general reflections and observations upon the men, manners, customs and religions, of the several countreys he wander'd through. Likewise divers familiar letters, both Latin and English, sermons, poems, essays, upon particular occasions, with a singular character of a monastick life; and the description of a monastery, all faithfully collected from his original papers.
London: printed for E. Harris, 1699.
[32], 156, [4] p. ; 18.1 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Variously ascribed to Daniel Defoe or Thomas Price. The attribution to Defoe is probably erroneous. The title-page is A2; advertisement on the verso of A1 reads 'The second Part is now in the Press, and will be publisht with all convenient speed.'. Leaf a2 following the epistle is blank and a8 contains errata. With two final leaves of of publisher's advertisements. ESTC r7553; Wing D830.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting leaf A1. Initials JJ inscribed in ink at the top of the dedication. The words Life and father inscribed in ink on a7, and other MS. insertions by way of calligraphic exercises; the erratum inserted in pencil. Part of a uniformly bound 48-volume set of works by or attributed to Defoe which on the evidence of endleaves variously watermarked '1814', '1808', etc. was presumably assembled around 1810--15.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-tooled spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Defoe's Works' and 'Compleat Mendicant'.

Reference Number 828


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