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BROOKE, Frances.
The Excursion. In two volumes. By Mrs Brooke; author of the History of Lady Julia Mandeville, and of Emily Montague.
Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand. 1777. [4], 215, [1]pp; [4], 267, [1]pp, half titles. 12mo. Some foxing, three leaves in vol. I rather browned, neat paper repair to clean tear to L4 vol. II, final pages in both volumes & e.ps sl. browned. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, orig. red morocco labels. Contemp. ownership signature of Henrietta Makdougale & traces of bookplate removal. A pencil note identifies the family as the Makdougall's of Makerstoun, County Roxburgh. A nice copy. ESTC T66365, BL, Cambridge, Chawton & Oxford in the UK; 11 American locations. FIRST EDITION. The Excursion, Frances Brooke's third novel, cleverly satirises the fashionable world of 18th century London, and centres around a young heroine, Mary Villiers who arrives in the city, with a trunk of unpublished manuscripts, in search of literary fame. There are elements from Brooke's own experiences in the novel and she has a dig at Garrick for not supporting new work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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