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JOHNSTONE, Charles (1719?--1800?)
Chrysal; or, the adventures of a guinea. Wherein are exhibited views of several striking scenes, with curious and interesting anecdotes, of the most noted persons in every rank of life, whose hands it passed through, in America, England, Holland, Germany and Portugal. By an adept. A new edition. Vol. I (-- IV).
London: printed for J.F. and C. Rivington; G. Robinson; T. Cadell; T. Evans; and R. Baldwin, 1783.
4 vols ; 16.8 cm. (12º)
I: xxxiv, 264 p.
II: [12], 300 p.
III: [20], 280 p.
IV: [20], 279, [1] p.

'An Adept' = Charles Johnstone, an Irish journalist and writer. The first two volumes of this satirical novel set during the Seven Years' War were originally published in 1760, and volumes III and IV in 1765. ESTC t68559; CBEL, II, p. 545.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spine, red and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 1134


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