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PRATT, Samuel Jackson (1749--1814)
Gleanings through Wales, Holland, and Westphalia. Fourth edition. To which is added, Humanity; a poem. Fifth edition. By Mr. Pratt. ...
London: printed for T.N. Longman, 1798.
3 vols ; 21.2 cm. (8º)
I: lxiv, 395, [1] p.
II: xvi, 482 p.
III: xii, 415, [1] p.

First published in 1795. Pratt was a prolific man of letters who after an unsuccessful acting career under the stage name Courtney Melmoth supported himself by his pen. His reception by contemporaries was mixed; Charles Lamb described the Gleanings, a varied collection of anecdotes, impressions and poems, as 'a wretched assortment of vapid feelings'. 'Humanity, Or The Rights Of Nature: A Poem In Two Books' (p. [303]--395) has its own half-title in vol. III as does 'Dialogue Letters ... In English, German And Dutch' (p. [397]--415). Volume III has final page advertising another work by the author. ESTC n3038.

Binding C19th calf, gilt-ruled borders, blind-tooled edges, green morocco spine-labels. Uniform with Pratt's Gleanings in England, 1799 (q.v.), the four volumes bound by Hood & McCullock for 12s., 24 May 1826. (Archive 16/12/38).

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