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SMOLLETT, Tobias George (1721--1771)
[Selected works. 1796]
The miscellaneous works of Tobias Smollett, M.D. With memoirs of his life and writings. By Robert Anderson, M.D. In six volumes. ...
London: printed for J. Mundell & Co., Edinburgh; and for J. Mundell, Glasgow, 1796.
6 vols ; 21.1 cm. (8º)
I: [2], lxxii, 499, [1] p.
II: [2], viii, 454 p.
III: [2], vii, [1], 501, [1] p.
IV: [2], viii, 420 p.
V: iv, 583, [1] p.
VI: [2], iv, 541, [3] p.

Soane transcribed extracts from this edition in 1816; see copy notes. There was also a 12º edition printed from the same setting of type (see ESTC). Contents: vol. 1. The life of Smollett. The adventures of Roderick Random -- vol. 2. The adventures of Peregrine Pickle, part I. -- vol. 3. The adventures of Peregrine Pickle, part II. Plays and poems. -- vol. 4. The adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom. -- vol. 5. The adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves. Travels through France and Italy. -- vol. 6. The expedition of Humphry Clinker. The adventures of an atom. The final leaf of vol. VI is blank. ESTC t55289.

Copy Notes Volume II inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper in Soane's hand Lady Frail - the Lady of Quality / Lady Vane. Page reference in pencil in an unidentified hand on the front free-endpaper of vol. I to p. 24, where a passage of Roderick Random is marked in pencil: '... for I have found by experience, that, though small favours may be acknowledged, and slight injuries atoned, there is no wretch so ungrateful as he whom you have most generously / obliged; and no enemy so implacable as those who have done you the greatest wrong.' (pp. 24--25). A similar reference in the same hand to a passage in Humphrey Clinker, vol. VI, p. 193: 'Those British architects who adopted this [Moorish] style don't seem to have conisdered the propriety of their adoption. ...', part of a longer passage transcribed with other extracts in an unidentified hand, including descriptions of York Minster and York Assembly Room. (Archives I/188; see Watkin, Soane, p. 718). Soane transcribed extracts from the Life of Smollett and from Peregrine Pickle, with page references to this edition, on 17 and 18 May 1816. (Soane Case 172; see Watkin, Soane, p. 703).

Binding Late C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spines, green and black morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 768


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